A Johnson County lawyer and his wife — who have never vaccinated their 4-year-old son — are suing Blue Valley schools and state officials, calling Kansas’ immunization requirements unconstitutional and archaic.
Linus and Terri Baker had previously sued the Kansas Department of Children and Families, which in 2017 had notified them it would vaccinate the boy against their wishes. That never happened.
Last year, a federal judge dismissed all claims. Now that the boy is approaching school age, the family is trying again. Read more
In 2017, a Johnson County couple who were foster parents to their grandson say Kansas is rushing to immunize their grandson over their religious and health concerns. Video by Jill Toyoshiba and Tony Rizzo. BY JILL TOYOSHIBA