UPDATED 11/14/14 12:17 p.m.
SOUND BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The mother of an 8-year-old Sound Beach girl said her daughter is being kicked out of school because of a controversy over a recent change in state regulations on immunizations.
Jamie McNicholas said her daughter Ceili is among a small percentage of kids who got all their vaccinations for pertussis, also known as whooping cough, under the age of 4. Now the state is requiring a booster shot for those kids.
“I got a call from the school in September saying she needed another vaccine in order to be compliant with this new regulation,” McNicholas told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.