Anti-Vax Teen Who Sued School Over Chickenpox Ban Gets Infected With Chickenpox

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A teenager who sued his school after being excluded for not being vaccinated against chickenpox has come down with chickenpox. After an outbreak of chickenpox in a high school in Kentucky in March, the Northern Kentucky Health Department banned students from attending class unless they could prove they were vaccinated or immune to the disease.



Jerome Kunkel made headlines earlier this year after he sued the Kentucky Health Department over the issue, having been told by his Catholic school that he couldn't play basketball for the school team as a result of the policy.

Kunkel's family object to vaccines on moral grounds. His father said at the time that the decision was "tyranny against our religion, our faith, our country".

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