Some New York City parents may soon be required by law to have their children vaccinated for the flu.
The plan would mandate children in day cares and preschools receive the shot.
The proposal, which could be approved by the city’s Board of Health on Wednesday night, is the latest initiative by the health-conscious Bloomberg administration, which is also fighting to limit soda sizes, has raised the purchasing age for cigarettes to 21, has banned trans fats in restaurants and has required eateries to display calorie counts.
Connecticut and New Jersey are the only states in the United States that require the shots for children in day cares. Bloomberg’s proposal would be unprecedented because it would only apply to a city, not a state. Read more at CBS NEW YORK.