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New York judge denies demand to allow unvaccinated students to come back to school

A government judge in New York denied a demand on Tuesday to enable unvaccinated kids to come back to school.

U.S. Area Court Judge Vincent Briccetti decided that 44 students were not permitted to come back to class at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, New York, refering to a unprecedented measles outbreak, as indicated by the Rockland/Westchester Journal News.

Briccetti ruled against a legal advisor speaking to the students' parents, who have documented a lawsuit challenging the Rockland Health Department and its official for not enabling the unvaccinated kids to attend school.

The claim contended that the health department?s choice to ban the students from campus violates the families' privilege not to immunize their kids for religious reasons.

The plaintiffs have not demonstrated that public interest weighs in favor of granting an injunction, Briccetti said in court Tuesday, according to the paper.

Parents of the unvaccinated children say none of them have contracted measles.

The district has been managing a measles flare-up since the previous fall.

The news outlet noticed that there have been 145 instances of measles reported in the region since October, with three increasingly presumed cases currently being investigated.

The Rockland Health Department issued a request in December that certain schools in explicit postal codes with vaccination rates under 95 percent must prohibit unvaccinated children from going to school.