A Kentucky teen who sued his school because they required all students to be vaccinated has now been diagnosed as having chicken pox.
A US teenager who took legal action against his school after he was banned for refusing the chickenpox vaccination now has the virus, his lawyer says.
Jerome Kunkel, 18, made headlines last month after he unsuccessfully sued his Kentucky school for barring unimmunised students amid an outbreak.
His lawyer, Christopher Weist, told US media that the teen’s symptoms developed last week.
The student had opposed the vaccine on religious grounds.
His lawsuit argued the vaccine is “immoral, illegal and sinful” and that his rights had been violated.
“These are deeply held religious beliefs, they’re sincerely held beliefs,” Mr Wiest said.
Just because a belief is ‘deeply’ and ‘sincerely’ held does not make it reasonable. People can deeply and sincerely believe all manner of absurd and even harmful things.