Disabled Child with Doctor’s Medical Exemption to Vaccines Denied an Education in New York Under New Law
New York and California are two states that revised their laws this year regarding mandatory vaccines as a requirement for school admissions. A medical doctor's exemption for vaccines for medical reasons is no longer accepted in these states. Instead, public health officials, politicians, basically now make those decisions. Predictably, many medically fragile children who cannot receive vaccines for medical reasons are now being denied an education, which appears to be a clear violation of the American Disabilities Act. The Vaccine Reaction reports on one case out of Buffalo, New York, where a 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and with a medical exemption for vaccines from his neurologist has been kicked out of school because he is not fully vaccinated.