ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – In June, Governor Cuomo signed a law ending religious exceptions for vaccinations. Now, the Ministry of Health has introduced new "emergency provisions" before the beginning of the school year.
The DOH has issued new vaccine requirements to ensure that no one bypasses the law.
This issue brought hundreds to the Capitol site last week. Parents who violate a law that prohibits religious vaccine exemptions have been fully supported in support of a legal challenge.
"It's really unfair how fast everything turned and gave parents no chance or consideration of what to do," said Janitza Melo, a mother.
While a judge has not yet taken a decision on the request for a restraining order, the Ministry of Health is continuing its new rules. Now doctors issuing medical exemptions must complete additional forms that pinpoint the specific reasons why a child is not vaccinated.
In a press release
Parents who violate the new law are waiting for a court decision to consider various options.
"The worst scenario
Education Commissioner Mary Elena Elia called vaccines
the safest and most effective way to protect students from weaknesses