Court overrules Amish in favor of State vaccine requirements
A state appeals court in Seneca County has upheld New York’s elimination of religious exemptions to vaccine requirements.
The ruling from State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle rejected claims that eliminating the exemptions was an unconstitutional infringement on religious rights.
The case in Seneca County focused on an Romulus Amish family. The family’s three children are all unvaccinated, and attend Cranberry Marsh school in Romulus.
Seneca County public health director Vickie Swinehart said Amish communities often have contact with other populations through work or shopping.
All 24 students at the Romulus Amish school are unvacinated.
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