Massachusetts requires all students to be vaccinated before the end of the year. On August 30 local time, hundreds of parents and students gathered outside the State Capitol to hold a rally against the state government’s regulations. According to CBS, the rally started at 10 a.m. and hundreds of people gathered outside the State Capitol building in Boston, holding slogans and shouting slogans. < / P > < p > one parent said: “we think it’s totally ultra vires of the government. We will protest for the children here. They don’t have to be vaccinated against influenza.” < / P > < p > health officials in the state announced in early August that all students must be vaccinated by the end of this year, unless there is a medical or religious exemption. In novel coronavirus pneumonia, influenza vaccine can reduce the combined effects of influenza related diseases and respiratory diseases, the public health department of Massachusetts said.