Hundreds protest student flu shot mandate in Massachusetts
Hundreds of demonstrators, many not wearing masks, came to the Massachusetts State House on Sunday to oppose a new state rule that requires flu shots for school children, CBS Boston reports. Earlier this month, Republican Governor Charlie Baker announced what is believed to be the first such requirement in the country earlier this month.
A Massachusetts Department of Public Health spokesperson released a statement on Sunday that said the flu shot requirement is especially important because flu season will overlap with the. Baker said the shots are needed to keep the healthcare system from getting overwhelmed.