Chickenpox vaccine case: Judge won’t let Kentucky students back in school
CINCINNATI – A Kentucky high school student lost his lawsuit challenging an order that barred him from school because he refuses to obtain the chickenpox vaccine.
The senior at Assumption Academy in Boone County sued the Northern Kentucky Independent District Board of Health after it banned students without chickenpox immunity from attending school and extracurricular activities during an outbreak.
Jerome Kunkel, 18, was “devastated” by the ruling, said his lawyer, Christopher Wiest of Covington, Kentucky.
Kunkel is not against all vaccines, he told The Enquirer earlier, but he is opposed to those that use aborted fetal cells in their manufacture, including the chickenpox vaccine.