It was an emotional day of testimony for the Public Health Committee which heard mostly from parents about their desire not to vaccinate their children while still being allowed to send them to public school. Nearly 2,000 people signed up to testify but the 24-hour cap on the public hearing means those at the end of the virtual line won’t be heard. 

“If you remove the religious exemption I will be forced to uproot my family and leave Connecticut,” Daniel Joseph said. 

Joseph said his wife’s autoimmune disease does not leave them with the option of homeschooling so they will be forced to move because his wife’s autoimmune disease is the same reason he can’t vaccinate his children. 

Read Christine Stuart’s full report at NBC Connecticut

Anti-vax rally (CTNewsJunkie file photo)