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New York: Big Win for Vaccine Medical Exemptions

A clear-sighted judge chose to read the law and saw that NY law clearly gives physicians the right to issue a medical exemption to vaccines and other procedures. NY DoH had issued a directive and a form to physicians which appeared to compel them to follow the vaccine exemption guidelines of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). As it happens, only people with prior anaphylactic reactions to vaccines qualify according to ACIP.

Unvaccinated people are automatically disqualified (no prior vaccine reaction is possible in the absence of any vaccination), as are those with other reasons for medical exemptions, such as genetic mutations, Gillian Barre Syndrome, etc., etc.

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