New York Judge Rules Unvaccinated Students Can't Go Back to Class

New York Judge Rules Unvaccinated Students Can't Go Back to Class

New York Judge Rules Unvaccinated Students Can't Go Back to Class

Fifty unvaccinated students can not attend the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, N.Y., for at least three weeks, a federal judge in the county has ruled.

Parents of students in the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge have sued the county health department.

According to the Journal News, their lawyer, Michael Sussman, criticized the judge's decision Tuesday to deny a temporary injunction that would have allowed the children back in classes. "While no one enjoys the fact that these kids are out of school, these orders have. helped prevent the measles outbreak from spreading to this school population", Thomas Humbach, the county attorney, added in a statement. The outbreak is centered in an Orthodox Jewish community, CBS News reported.

The number of unvaccinated children in the US has skyrocketed since the early 2000s, in part due to growing anti-vaccination sentiment.

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause a high fever, cough, runny nose and rash, and can be fatal in young children.