Worcester Bans Children Not Immunized Banned From Schools

WORCESTER, MA (WBZ-AM) -- A strict policy affecting Worcester Public School students is raising some eyebrows. On Friday school officials sent out a message to families on stating students who hadn't received the proper vaccinations by Monday, would not be allowed to attend classes.

 Deputy School Superintendent Susan O'Neill says school officials are not trying to be heavy handed.

“The deadline was given with the hope of helping facilitate getting everyone vaccinated before the season for transmission of a lot of childhood illnesses approaches.”

This father thinks banning unimmunized kids from going to school goes too far.

“I think it’s kind of harsh I myself don’t agree with the whole vaccination thing I’m not in it.”

The policy does make exceptions for families who have religious or philosophical objections to vaccinations.

WBZ NewsRadio1030 Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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