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New York May Require Middle School Meningitis Vaccination

According to The New York Times, New York legislature may soon be mandate the meningitis vaccine for incoming seventh graders in addition to a booster shot for twelfth graders. The bill was originally opposed by some who trusted the association between vaccination and autism, despite the fact that those studies were disproven, and the shots would be administered far after the time in which autism typically develops in children. Parents of disabled survivors or parents who lost children to meningitis strongly support this bill and hope that invalidated claims that oppose the bill do not get in the way of this major public health measure.

 

Read the article published by The New York Times.