New York Law Ends Religious Exemptions for Mandatory Vaccine

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill recently that stopped vaccination exemptions that were based on religious beliefs. The move by the New York Legislature is the most recent effort to tackle the growing measles outbreak—the worst the country has seen in many years.

Governor Cuomo feels that eliminating this loophole will help check the rise in measles cases in New York. The Empire State has been hit hard by the increase in the contagious virus as a result of low vaccination rates in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods. At least 800 people in New York have become ill, and New Yorkers have infected individuals in four other states.

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