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First Amendment rights cited in objection to new vaccine exemption form; lawyer warns parents might sue state

Vt Digger - - 10:05 am Mon Oct 22nd, 2012

When Wendy Hoffman Farrell of Bolton went to sign Vermont's new vaccine exemption form for her children to attend school, she felt her First Amendment rights had been sullied.

"Even as a second-year law student, I could see that this was a violation of my First Amendment rights," the mother of three told Tracy Dolan, Department of Health deputy commissioner, and Dixie Henry, the department's policy and legal adviser, at a public hearing Friday on the state's new immunization rules.

"I had to make a choice between these rights and allowing my children the normalcy of attending the school to which we pay taxes," said Farrell.

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