Disabled Child Denied Medical Vaccine Exemption Kicked Out of NY School

Disabled Child Denied Medical Vaccine Exemption Kicked Out of NY School

Nine-year-old Ameer Hamideh has been kicked out of the CHC Learning Center in Buffalo, New York because he does not have all the vaccines mandated by the state of New York for children his age. Ameer, who has cerebral palsy and also suffers from a rare seizure disorder called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), cannot get vaccinated because the vaccines would aggravate his seizures and possibly kill him.1 2

Ameer’s father, Ali Hamideh, told a local TV station that, “He was vaccinated the first couple years of his life. After the vaccines, started getting seizures. His body couldn’t tolerate it. It would make it a lot worse, chance of hospitalization, even a chance of death.” He added, “He’s obviously disabled, but he’s very smart..being out of school, he’s very hurt.”1

Mr. Hamideh filed for a medical exemption to vaccination for his son written by neurologist Sarah Finnegan, MD, who had determined that Ameer’s health could be compromised further if he was given more vaccines. Dr. Finnegan granted the medical vaccine exemption to Ameer on Aug. 6 2019.1

On Sept. 12, 2019, the New York Department of Health rejected the medical exemption for Ameer. In a letter to the Frontier Central School District, Elizabeth Rausch-Phung, MD, MPH, the director of the Bureau of Immunization, wrote:

I have reviewed the documentation submitted by Sarah Finnegan, MD with regard to the medical exemption for the student in your school with a birth date of 5/28/2010. Lennox Gastaut with refractory seizures is not a valid contraindication to the student receiving MMR, varicella, polio, or Tdap vaccines pursuant to Public Health Law (PHL) 2164 and the accompanying regulations at 10 NYCRR Subpart 66-1. Therefore, I recommend against accepting this medical exemption.

The information provided does not support that immunizing this student with MMR, varicella, polio, or Tdap at this time may be detrimental to this student’s health. If any additional documentation should become available, please forward for my review.

For more information on contraindication and precautions to vaccination please see the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization: Contraindications and Precautions online at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/contraindications.html.1

When asked about the rejection of Ameer’s medical exemption, Richard Hughes, who is the superintendent of Frontier Central School District, Richard Hughes, said: “The New York State Department of Health is the one that recommends to either deny the request or approve the request. If they recommend it to be denied, we’re saying recommend it to be denied. It would be foolish of us to go against the recommendation of the New York State Department of Health.”1

Mr. Hamideh does not think it is right that his son’s rights should be taken away, “especially being disabled and everything.”2

“It hurts. It really hurts, he said. “Ameer deserves his rights like every normal child.”1 2

Ameer is currently being homeschooled.1


1 Epps T. Blasdell boy stuck in vaccine debate. WKBW Buffalo Oct. 7, 2019.
2 WKBW TV. Blasdell boy stuck in vaccine debate. YouTube Oct. 7, 2019.

34 Responses to "Disabled Child Denied Medical Vaccine Exemption Kicked Out of NY School"

  1. David L   October 10, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    School denies vaccine medical exemption to child with autism in New York- An 11 year old boy, who is profoundly autistic and non-verbal had a physician’s letter exempting him from vaccination requirements for several years, the school district now rejected their existing exemption and they are now suing. Their 11-year-old son had been a student at Monroe No. 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services’ Creekside school from the spring of 2016 until Wednesday, when he was formally barred from class. “So every year he’s been at creek side he has had a medical exemption to be there, correct?” Yes. “And this year, the exemption was denied.” Thats correct “Why did that happen?” We don’t know. https://www.whec.com/news/school-denies-vaccine-medical-exemption-to-child-with-autism-parents-sue-nyss-top-doctor/5500362/ and https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/09/19/parents-sue-school-district-rejecting-doctor-excuse-vaccines/2372599001/

    Nevermind that autistic individuals display proinflammatory cytokine imbalances and overactive or dysfunctional immune systems, with chronic neuroinflammation, including microglia activation in the brain as well as lack of nutrients such as zinc and magnesium needed for the anti inflammatory response. And they want to coerce/force them getting non live vaccines containing aluminum adjuvant that are proven to induce….more inflammation.

  2. Katie   October 11, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    This boy was clearly vaccine injured. That is enough proof to never be vaccinated ever again! All Vaccines should be banned and illegal. They are all bad. They make people sick and kill people. They also make it so people have miscarriages and have trouble conceiving. Vaccines have so many horrible side effects. Some short term and some long term. Vaccines spread viruses. They don’t prevent them. The whole vaccine agenda is about money and power. And is a huge lie. One day Vaccines will be banned. Imagine if all Americans stood together against vaccines? Everyone in the USA should stick together and say no to Vaccines!

  3. DIANE LEE   October 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm


    Isn’t this place suppose to be America, the land of the free. Our founding fathers had a dream, to have a country where people’s rights meant something. They fought for those freedoms to stop the tyranny of opposing forces. They sacrificed their lives by being damaged or die for the principals they believed in. Since 1776, we have had people who also believed in those principals. They made those same sacrifices, so future generations will live in peace. Aren’t the freedoms based on, “One Nation Under God” with liberty and justice for all. Over the years, people have come to America to enjoy our freedoms. Even today, people still want to come here and celebrate America. Today, there are some people, who want to take away our freedoms. They say, they want to do it on the premise of the greater good. Doesn’t history tell us that not everything is for the greater good. Our future generations are being inundated, with a lot of health challenges that past generations never faced. Shouldn’t we be working together as Americans (not as people of our parties) to find out why. Don’t we owe it to them before we move forward in history. We must stand for our freedoms, just like our founding fathers did. Instead of having muskets in our hands, we will have the documents that they created with our Bible. Amen.

  4. Susan Bucci   October 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    I feel sorry for the children for being barred from school. I believe it truly is an injustice. However, I also feel sorry for any adult involved with that determination. Once the truth comes out about vaccines….and it will…. just like it did regarding Thalidimide, a supposedly safe drug for morning sickness back in the 60s …..I am sure these adults will have trouble sleeping at night and may never forgive themselves. In my opinion, they, too, are victims.

  5. D. Smith   October 11, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    In the first place, we should not be allowing the “states” to mandate our vaccination scheduling. This is just insane! Parents know (well, some of them are aware, at least) what they want for their children. The state should have NO SAY WHATSOEVER in this very personal matter. It’s really NONE of their business. We’d probably all be a lot better off if we didn’t have to deal with a gestapo type medical system and I’m sure the schools agree with that statement. It should never be the job of anyone but the parents to decide what is best for their own children. As of yet, the state doesn’t own the children and if they think they do, they should be paying the parents for doing the job they say is theirs (as far as decisions).

    Something needs to change in America. Then worldwide. The place to start is by getting the medical industry on their knees. It can be done; it has to be done if we are to survive.

  6. This is insanity   October 11, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Run by psychpaths, no care or empathy for this child! Vaccines are not good for anyone, no real testing and full of crap. Everyone needs to research this themselves, vaccines are the biggest fraud in history. Just evil

  7. Kelcey   October 11, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Unbelievable, yet believable.

  8. JJ3   October 11, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I wonder if common sense will ever make a comeback? I’m so sorry about your situation and that medically fragile kids are being denied Education.

  9. S. C. Lewis   October 11, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    The 1980 package insert for DTP vaccine stated that it was not to be given if there was a personal or familial history of neurological disease. Nearly 40 years later, Dr. Elizabeth Rausch-Phung thinks it’s safe to vaccinate a child with Lenox Gastaut over the opinion of a neurologist. What changed?

  10. Tony   October 11, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    When I read things like this is makes me feel like we are living in Nazi Germany of the 1930s, or perhaps North Korea or some other godforsaken place rather than the U.S. People need to wake up soon before we lose all our freedoms. Is Elizabeth Rausch-Phung, MD, MPH, the director of the Bureau of Immunization actually Dr. Kevorkian (aka Dr. Death) in disguise?

  11. Michael   October 11, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I’m no expert but does anyone have an example of a recent medical exemption that was accepted in NY?

  12. Mary Podlesak   October 11, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    If the state is so unscrupulous as to force a disabled child to be vaccinated, then what is to stop the parent from bribing the doctor to inject an orange with the shot? The reward is that the child ends up in the state’s indoctrination centers. The real problem lies in the future when these legislatures start mandating shots for adults in order to retain your job,obtain a passport, see a sporting event, enter a national park or an amusement park.

  13. Marene Mayer   October 11, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    This totally breaks my heart. When my son was a baby…. back in the 70’s…..doctors would NEVER Vaccinate a child even when they had a Cold – because they were worried about Side Effects. To read this story and hear personally about many others is just devastating. I’m sure he will find friends……..outside of the N.Y. School District that will support him. Love to the family.

  14. Carol   October 12, 2019 at 12:21 am

    I guess the “upside” to this story is that the parents will be able to guide their child to a better, thoughtful, quality education. (Most of what is currently occurring as “public” education is actually strongly biased toward indoctrination & removing critical thinking from the public sector. “We will tell you what to think, believe, & how to act…”) ~a public school employee

  15. Julie   October 12, 2019 at 12:30 am

    This is heartbreaking. It’s as if everyone has lost their common sense. Vaccines make this child ill, they are having a detrimental affect on his overall health. How can he not get an exemption. It’s like they are trying to cover up any reactions to vaccines, they are not accepting that they do damage at all. They are totally ignoring the facts.

  16. Brenda   October 12, 2019 at 1:46 am

    If this was in California then the parents would get their child taken away for homeschooling! They can’t decide if kids should be in school or out of school.

    • Astrid   October 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      It is not illegal to homeschool in California, even if for not vaccinating. You do have to file a CA Homeschool Affidavit, so that the state knows that the child us not truant. But thanks to the current law (sarcasm), you can no longer use most publically funded homeschools, except for the few where teachers can meet students off campus. The only cases of people getting their children taken away, that anyone has ever remotely heard of, has involved divorcing parents, with one parent objecting to homeschooling, and reporting the other parent.

  17. Nancy   October 12, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Every cloud has a silver lining. He is better off home schooled than in the public schools anyway. They should at least demand financial compensation for having to school him at home. The public school system bends over backwards to accommodate children with so many other issues.

  18. Kathryn   October 12, 2019 at 3:16 am

    I was given vaccines while growing up. I was vaccine injured. I had learning disabilities. I didn’t speak until I was 3 and sometimes I walked on my toes. (Sign of Autism) I was sick so much. I had sinus colds, allergies and asthma.

    I was a social outcast. I didn’t feel like I fit in. I was shy and also withdrawn. I had trouble making and keeping friends. Other children picked on me for getting extra help in school.

    Imagine how much different my life would have been if I was never vaccinated? Much different! I would have grown up healthier and had a better time in school.

    People that are not vaccinated have better and stronger immune systems! People that get vaccines spread the virus!

    While I grew up I didn’t get as many vaccines as children get today. Today children get way more vaccines. So many babies die before they reach one years old. Babies and children get cancer! Think about it. Do the math! Open your eyes! Wake up!

  19. Shirley Al Jabi   October 12, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I cannot share this on my facebook page.This site must have been shadow banned.

  20. vaughn   October 12, 2019 at 4:54 am

    The best thing that can happen to a child is being barred from a mind controlling false educational school system, now the mother and family can truly operate the way life is intended, learning and loving from within the family unit.

  21. CAWS   October 12, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Forced vaccination is one of the scariest things out there and folks need to fight back HARD against this. It is such a shame that the FACTS are being obscured from the public by the media [ much of which is supported by or owned by the drug industry].
    That said this little boy will probably be better off home schooled as the public school system is like a prison with poor results overall. The biggest objection to homeschooling is lack of socialization but there is NO socialization in public school classes. From 6th grade on there is NO RECESS and 11-12 yr old children are expected to sit at a desk for SEVEN HOURS A DAY without talking to their friends. In many schools PE is optional or available on a limited basis. Home school organizations [522 kids in my town] coordinate regular social events & field trips. Since you pay taxes your child still has access to public school sports, clubs,art & music classes if needed. HS students statistically do way better on SATs, are sought after by colleges, and are better behaved and more mature when they start college or trade school with lower dropout rates.

  22. Smij   October 12, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Tony, please don’t compare Dr. Kevorkian with Dr. Phung. Can’t you see that Dr. Kevorkian was made to look like a fool by the very medical establishment we are talking about here? The for profit medical industry was behind all of his bad press, when the truth of his story is he was an intelligent doctor with great compassion for the terminally ill and suffering. I applaud his long fight against the medical industry, at great personal suffering. You should watch his documentary to understand. So many people suffer needlessly. We treat our pets better.
    Dr. Phung has none of the compassion that Dr. Kevorkian possessed.
    Dr. Phung is just another puppet of the for profit medical industry that has held all of us hostage with their fear mongering and purposeful misinformation for decades. When will the voices of reason and truth be heard? I hope I’m still alive to bear witness when that day comes.

  23. Jayne   October 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Unconscionable. I’m curious if they would accept a titer?

  24. susan bowen   October 12, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Along with writing long comments here … please spend some time writing thoughtful, kind and educational letters to the people like Elizabeth Rausch-Phung, MD, MPH, the Director of the Bureau of Immunization. Give them the tools to make the right decision. Help them understand that there are many sides to the vaccine story. Help them understand that their decisions “may” harm many people now and into the future. Gently guide these people to the resources they need to be fully aware. I don’t know how. You all are very eloquent and knowledgeable. I am sure with many letters – it will at least help them stop and think.

  25. Nick Quinlan   October 12, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Elizabeth Phung is a heartless and cruel monster. She should be dismissed from her position immediately.
    Vaccines are the greatest medical fraud ever conceived, and as more people are declining them, industry and government response has been to implement a vast nation-wide bribery agenda, buying easily compromised legislators to remove our medical rights and freedoms concerning vaccines. They plan on erecting a vaccine/pharmaceutical prison upon us all, where we will be forced to take all vaccines on the schedule to renew drivers licenses, or receive Social Security, or fly on an airplane, etc.
    We are in serious trouble from the criminal industry we are facing, their actions must be stopped ASAP.
    Humanity will not survive this liability free onslaught of endless, worthless injections of poisons. Vaccines are now changing our DNA, permanently.

  26. Nick Quinlan   October 12, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Joel Lord is an author that has a book coming out entitled, Keep Them from Harm. This quote from him explains what we are facing, from a out-of-control, liability free, criminal industry.

    “We are now at a cross roads in human history. Our basic health freedom, which we all naturally possess from birth, is being challenged on a global scale. The World Health Organization, acting in coordination with 194 signatory nations, means to crush our inherent rights to independence by claiming de facto ownership over self determination of the body. Vaccine mandates are a reality. Our community is in peril. Never has a groundswell of this magnitude been so prescient, and never has any emergency demanded greater action, or threatened the very fabric of our existence. This crucial document serves as a beacon of hope to bring our many families in need closer together.”

  27. Toni   October 13, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Wow, so the New York State Med Board knows more about this individual’s medical needs than his personal physician – the height of arrogance!! They should definitely sue over their son’s denial of a free, unrestricted public education – that is also a law that should take precedence over the new vaccine law that NY has passed. But we shall see. Big Pharma already owns the medical schools & legislatures; we shall see what type of hold they have over our judicial system. It may be our only hope!

  28. Judy Hoffman   October 13, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Please, please, please I beg you do not give your precious son any more vaccines. Your patience to do whatever it takes to protect him I feel will not have to last very long as the TIDE of AWARENESS is gaining great momentum. Government WILL be forced to back down from mandatory vaccines. My sweet boy had the high pitched prolonged crying/screaming with arching of his spine and head pushed backwards in horrible pain with his first DPT shot in 1991. Doctors downplayed the relationship to the vaccine (this was before the internet). He received the next 2 DPT shots with no outward signs of further damage. He developed Cerebral Palsy diagnosed at 1 year and showed delay only in motor disorder, he developed speech and appeared exceptionally bright – he was doing well. I wanted to take him to Shriners Hospital for orthopedic 2nd opinions and was told he had to get the MMR vaccine to be up to date. Busy with physio, OT and speech therapists I had “forgotten” about the MMR when it was due. He sadly received the MMR at 2 1/2 years old, lost his speech and developed epilepsy (Landau-Kleffner syndrome) with a pronounced sleep disorder. The child I had come to know and love deeply disappeared and he was diagnosed with Autistic Regression w/Epilepsy. Those were only names of symptoms he experienced – what I know now is he acquired ADEM – Acute Disseminated Encephalo Myelitis from the MMR vaccine resulting in a substantial amount of brain inflammation that took away so many of his abilities . His needs are so high both physically and developmentally that have not allowed me to work for 28 years – our lives were derailed and we have both suffered enormously physically, emotionally and financially. Vaccines are anti Mother Nature who does not like to be tampered with. The repercussions are all around us in the staggering numbers of vaccine damaged children and adults. My heart goes out to you. Stand firm as your instincts are totally right.

  29. Molly   October 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    So good to see so many people who are aware of the bigger picture. The truth is far stronger than their lies and people are fast waking up. Under their current, ‘no exemption unless you have an anaphylactic shock to vaccine, this means that ‘until you ARE damaged by a vaccine, you have to have them’ . . . . . . spot the conundrum, evil satanic forces.

  30. Nick   October 13, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    But hold on I thought this was being mandated to protect the fragile children like this one…….guess not

  31. Amira Alfaqih   October 14, 2019 at 9:25 am

    This is the most pathetic thing ever! I hope they get sued and put to justice for kicking him out of School. Sorry Ameer your the sweetest little boy. Screw the NY STATE SYSTEM PERIOD!

  32. Pam   October 15, 2019 at 3:37 am

    They should contact the Mermigis Law Group in NYC. They are looking for families who have been profoundly affected by this and are fighting for our religious freedom. If you read the letter it states “recommended”. This is not definite. Shame on the Frontier School system for not using their God given common sense in this matter as it was within their right to allow this boy to attend school. No one really cares until if affects them or someone they love. Smell the money folks. This isn’t about public health safety. It’s about the bottom line. Our pharmaceutical industry had all liability removed from them back in 1986. That liability falls on us as taxpayers as we have paid out over 4 billion in claims for vaccine injuries. That number is actually higher!! Take control over your own health. This is not a government problem or, their right to demand what you put into your body.

  33. Susan Swayze   October 16, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    School districts & administration are soooo stupid! Vaccines have been proven to harm & at times kill babies and children. Vaccination should be a personal choice; not mandated by any one who thinks they are in authority. If they believe vaccinations work then those that are vaccinated are protected. The un-vaccinated child cannot give any illness to a vaccinated child IF the vaccines work. How about putting that on for size?


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