An unvaccinated Kentucky teenager has lost the legal effort to force health officials to allow him to play basketball against an outbreak of illness.
Jeroom Quunkel sued when students without immunity were banned from playing sports or attending a school of 32 people
A Kentucky judge came to the Department of Health, saying that an 1
Health workers said the decision was the best for the community.
The Department of Public Health of Northern Kentucky stated in its statement that "it emphasizes the critical need of health departments to preserve the safety of the entire community, and especially the safety of those members of our community who are most susceptible to grave consequences when seriously infectious diseases such as chickenpox [chickenpox] remain unchanged and uncontrolled. "
Through a lawyer, Mr. Kunkel stated that he was" devastated "by a decision.
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Mr. Kunkel do before the court after authorities banned unknowing students from visiting the Holy Virgin / Assumption Academy in Walton, Kentucky, after there were badly 32 students. The teenager claimed that this particular vaccination was against his religious beliefs , because break cells were used to remove the vaccine.
Some viruses used to grow vaccines from cells originating from two
But no new human cells have been used since then for the production of vaccines, since the catches of health authorities and drug producers.
The Catholic Church told its members that it is morally justifiable to use these vaccines, although it wants alternative treatments to be developed without the use of "cell lines of illicit origin."
At the end of the hourly trial, the judge referred to the document
The form contained a warning: "This person may be excluded from school, group or other programs if local and / or state health authorities recommend exclusion as a disease control measure."
During the trial, it was found that only about 18% of students at the Academy of the Holy Heart / Assumption were vaccinated against childhood diseases such as chicken pox
The ban, which was launched on March 14, came in the same way as the basketball team of the school was going to play in the nationwide basketball tournament.