Jeremy Pereira's parents claim he is allergic to egg, which is present in the flu vaccine. Without the shot his school won't let him back until April.
The boy's doctors recommended giving him the vaccine and then judging his reaction, but his parents refused.
New Jersey is one of the only states in the nation to require flu shots for young schoolchildren, from six months through 5 years old.
The state allows for religious and medical exemptions.
Recently Senator Singer opposed a law that requires actual proof that it is against ones religion to immunize. This allows people with irrational fears of immunization to circumvent the requirements set by the CDC and pediatricians with a simple letter stating it is against ones religion to immunize.
If you are concerned about whether all the children in your child's class were immunized ask your school to check.
In the meantime Jeremy is not allowed back at school until he gets his shot.