ALBANY, N.Y. - Parents of children who have died from meningitis are asking lawmakers to pass life-saving legislation.
If the bill is passed, it would require the meningitis vaccine for sixth to eleventh grade school entry. Even though many other policymakers support the bill, it's still in danger of not passing.
One of the parents pushing for the bill says her only son would still be alive if legislation like this had existed when he was in middle school or high school.
In 2003, former New York State Governor George Pataki signed legislation that brought meningitis into the forefront, but most parents say there's still more that can be done.