Yesterday (September 18) was the deadline for students in most New York schools to submit proof they’re meeting the vaccination requirements set forth by a new state law signed in June.
Beginning this school year, all school-age children in the state are required to be vaccinated 14 days from the start of school and complete their second round of shots by the beginning of October.
Those who fail to comply could potentially be pulled out of school.
Governor Cuomo signed the changes into law, which end all non-medical exemptions from vaccination, such as religion.
The new mandates come in response to a recent measles outbreak in New York contributing to the worst in the entire country in 25 years.