(WWLP) – Not everyone agrees with Governor Baker’s order that requires students to get a flu shot before returning to school.
More than 11,000 people in the state will be filing a class-action lawsuit against Governor Baker and the state, citing the unconstitutionality of the flu vaccination mandate. They are hoping to get it repealed before the end of the year.
The mandate requires all children who are six months of age and older to get vaccinated in order to go to school in Massachusetts. This includes colleges and universities. However, there are both religious and medical exemptions.
Opponents of this measure believe that parents should get to decide whether or not to vaccinate their kids with a flu shot.
The group known as ‘Flu You Baker’ has held several rallies in Boston now, opposing the Governor’s flu shot mandate. On Monday, demonstrators took to the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in South Boston where they held signs that read, ‘My child, My choice’ and ‘Save Our Children.’