The latest online survey from New York State Senator Fred Akshar’s office involves an invisible but potentially deadly danger.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF

The Binghamton Republican is asking residents to weigh in on a Community Voice Survey on a proposal to end religious and any other non-medical exemptions for vaccinations for children attending school in New York State.

Constituents are being asked if they support removing non-medical exemptions, support keeping current non-medical religious exemptions, support only allowing religious exemptions with a physician’s consent, support expanding non-medical vaccination exemptions to include philosophical reasons or if they believe vaccinations for children should not be required by law.

The issue has come to the front-line with new legislation introduced following a huge upsurge in measles in New York State and across the nation.

Most of the cases of measles in New York have been downstate in un-vaccinated populations of a religious community.

The survey can be found at akshar.nysenate.gov

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