Vaccinations

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-Carolyn Thompson) — Carl and Kerri Schwartz say they have good medical reason for not vaccinating their disabled 11-year-old son, Thorn, and until recently his local public school went along with their family doctor’s advice. That changed, the Schwartzes said, when New York...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Parents of unvaccinated children in New York state gathered in Albany Monday to protest the repeal of a religious exemption to school immunization requirements. Hundreds of people carrying signs and dressed in white assembled in front of the state education building Monday...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - A civil rights lawyer representing parents opposed to vaccines for their children said Monday he will appeal a judge's decision upholding a New York state law that ended religious exemptions from vaccinations required to attend schools and day care programs. The state...
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July 13, 2019 - 8:07 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A judge in New York has refused to block a state law repealing a religious exemption to vaccine mandates. Lawyers representing 55 families in New York filed a lawsuit this week hoping to restore the exemption, which lawmakers eliminated this year in the face of the nation's...
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February 15, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) A mother fighting to have her children enrolled at an area high school without vaccinations received a setback in State Supreme Court Friday. Marina Williams cited religious reasons for not vaccinating her children, ages 15 and 13. The Orchard Park School District would not...
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