During one of the worst measles outbreak in decades this summer, New York passed a law that ended religious exemptions to vaccinations for children in public schools.
Parent were then given a two week grace period after the beginning of school to offer up vaccination records or their children would be not be allowed to attend school.
Many parents are furious that the law continues to be upheld but it should be note students are able to return to school if their parents vaccinate them.
According to state officials, 26, 217 unvaccinated New York children in public schools, private schools, parochial schools, daycare centers, as well as prekindergarten programs were able to obtain religious exemptions during the 2017-18 school year.
The measles outbreak that first prompted the new law is finally waning down.
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared an end to the measles outbreak earlier this month in New York City. Since October 2018, there have been 654 mealses cases in the city as well as 414 in other parts of the state where transmission has also, slowed.
Children are most at risk from measles, according to the CDC, as one out of every 20 children infected with measles will contract pneumonia.