In order to establish an exemption to mandatory vaccines, the Philosophical Exemption to Immunizations Act recently was introduced in the New York State Assembly. Currently, there are 18 states that give parents this right, while most other states offer only religious or medical exemptions. Read more HERE.
"As a parent, I don't like the state making medical decisions for my children," said NYS Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D-Wading River), who sponsored of the bill. "I think if you are philosophically opposed to vaccinations, the state shouldn't be stepping into the role of parents to make the decision for children."
...Currently, the Philosophical Exemption to Immunizations Act rests in the health committee, which will decide if the bill goes straight to the floor or to another committee before being approved by the New York State Assembly, New York State Senate and then on to the governor."
Quotes from Suffolk Life newspapers.