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NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION CITES WHATLEY KALLAS AMICUS BRIEF IN UPHOLDING VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

New York’s Appellate Division recently affirmed a decision by the New York Supreme Court dismissing a challenge to the New York Legislature’s elimination of a religious exemption for vaccination requirements. The change in law followed a major outbreak of measles in Rockland County, where vaccination rates were well below the level needed to maintain herd immunity. On appeal, Whatley Kallas submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the American Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New York, American Academy of Pediatrics, and New York State American Academy of Pediatrics supporting the elimination of the religious exemption. The Appellate Division unanimously affirmed, citing the amicus brief several times.

 The opinion can be found here.

 The amicus brief can be found here.