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A Long Island couple who claimed their religious beliefs bar them from vaccinating their daughter have lost their bid to enroll the girl in a public elementary school. Martina and Andreas Schenk Caviezel aimed to enroll their 5-year-old daughter, CC, in the Great Neck school district without immunizing her. But after previous rulings denying a preliminary injunction and narrowing claims, Eastern District Judge Arthur D. Spatt ruled the couple had not shown additional evidence of their religious beliefs to withstand a summary judgment motion on the remaining state claim, under Public Health Law §2164(9). The statute offers exceptions to immunization laws for religious beliefs.

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