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Unvaccinated student sues Kentucky health department for banning him from school

A Kentucky pupil claims in a lawsuit that the native well-being division violated his freedom of religion by banning him from college for three weeks as a result of he’s unvaccinated. The varsity was battling a chickenpox outbreak and took additional precautions to get it underneath management.

The Northern Kentucky Well being Division (NKHD) defined in a March 14 press release that 32 circumstances of chickenpox arose at Our Woman of the Sacred Coronary heart and Assumption Academy, neighboring Catholic faculties in Walton, Ky.

“Though we’ve got been working with the college to include the sicknesses since February,” stated Dr. Lynne Saddler, district director of well being at NKHD, “the Wellbeing Division has not too long ago seen a regarding enhancing within the variety of contaminated college students on the college which has prompted us to take additional management measures on the college and to make the general public conscious that chickenpox could also be locally.”

The well-being division stated all college students “without proof of vaccination or proof of immunity towards chickenpox” wouldn’t be allowed at college till 21 days “after the onset of rash for the final unwell scholar or employees member.” It additionally canceled all college occasions and extracurricular actions involving different colleges or the general public for a similar period, explaining that this included however was not restricted to sporting occasions (each residence and away from video games), gala’s, festivals and music occasions.

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