9,000 Refused Vaccines in New Jersey



New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s comments about vaccines being a parental choice have caused controversy for the presidential prospect this week, but his constituents appear to agree with him.

During the 2013-2014 school year, New Jersey received 9,000 requests for religious exemptions from vaccinations.

That marked a fourfold increase from the 2005-6 school year. Olivia Nuzzi reports Christie said he stood with parents concerned about vaccines while he was running for office in 2009 and said he would give them greater freedom to refuse inoculations. Read more at Capital New York.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Please dont tell me Yidden are requesting exemptions for religious reasons because it is a mitzva to get vaccinated. Hashem allowed scientists to discover vaccinations in order to help us stay healthy and to keep dangerous illness away. By not doing our hishtadlus, and refraining from getting the shot (yes we should say the yehi ratzon) we are putting ourselves in a situation where we can get sick. Hashem gave us bodies as a gift and we must use them properly and take care of them.

  2. Parents have the right to “choose”.
    Women can “choose” if they want to murder their baby. Its the law of the land and encouraged with our tax dollars.
    No Government can “force” any citizen to undergo a “medical” procedure like taking a poisonous “shot”. We have a “choice”. In Communist Russia they used to force “prisoners”/Jews to undergo “medical” procedures. The Governor is %100 right. Thank G-d we don’t live under Sharia law. We are not the Taliban or ISIS.

  3. And the constitution also protects the rest of us ‘crazy people’ that we don’t have to get Measels from YOUR unvaccinated children,and not Polio either!

  4. That any Jew would claim a religious exemption is a chilul HaShem.

    Christie is a hypocrite, having tried to quarantine a nurse who could not possibly transmit Ebola while encouraging people to be able to transmit measles.

    Every state should adopt Mississippi’s policy: No non-medical exemptions. This is the only way to protect those to can’t be vaccinated like infants and children with cancer.

    And lest you think that this isn’t serious, Vietnam had over a hundred children die from measles last winter.

    Judaism isn’t about rights, and even under secular law you have no right to threaten my health or the health of my children.

  5. It is sad to say that the parents who don’t want their children vaccinated are not going to be the ones who get the diseases. Measles, chicken pox, polio, whopping cough etc. cause more deaths then the vaccines. The parents if you remember,had the vaccines so they are safe, but if they had not had the vaccines it will be harder on them because they are adults.

  6. please prove that i am endangering the health of your child by not vaccinating my child.
    i mean scientific proof not rhetoric and propoganda.