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Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion

Health Dept. issues summonses to 3 NYC parents for not vaccinating kids, 4 schools shuttered

April 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The New York City Department of Health isn't kidding around: If you don't vaccinate your children, there will be consequences.

On Thursday, the Dept. of Health issued summonses "subject to $1,000 fines" to the parents of three children in Brooklyn who were not vaccinated. 

"Any person receiving the summons is entitled to a hearing, and if the hearing officer upholds the summons, a $1,000 penalty will be imposed," the department said in a statement. "Failing to appear at the hearing or respond to the summons will result in a $2,000 fine." 

The Health Department also announced that it will close four school "imminently for failure to comply with the Commissioner’s orders."

Also, the United Talmudical Academy (UTA), located at 75 Ross Street in Williamsburg, reopened Thursday under Health Department monitoring after it was closed on Tuesday for failing to provide access to vaccination and attendance records. 

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