HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday signed into law a bill ending religious exemptions for required school vaccines.
The law takes effect in the 2022 school year.READ MORE: 28-Year-Old Man Burned When Gas Explosion Blows Out Garage At Perth Amboy Home
Medical exemptions will still be allowed, and the law won’t apply to students already in grades K-12.READ MORE: 'Operation Helping Hand' Mobile Unit Provides Outreach, Support To Those With Substance Abuse Issues In Somerset County
Lamont says the law protects kids against preventable illnesses.
The coronavirus vaccine is not on the list of mandatory vaccines.MORE NEWS: Full Lineup Revealed For 'We Love New York City: The Homecoming Concert' In Central Park
Connecticut is the sixth state to end religious vaccine exemptions.