They will impose fines of up to $1,000 on those who have not received the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and can not give other evidence of immunity, such as having previously had the measles.
"We saw only two cases in New York City in 2017, so we have a very serious situation on our hands".
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the order on Tuesday, declaring mandatory vaccinations in Williamsburg, where 250 people have been infected since September.
In the USA, a NY county said it planned to ban unvaccinated children from all public spaces after more than 150 cases had been confirmed as of late last week. The ZIP codes in the state of emergency include Williamsburg and Borough Park, two areas in Brooklyn.
The city said it would help everyone covered by the order get the vaccine if they can't get it quickly through their regular medical provider.
The reason that these yeshivas were given their very own call-out decree is because numerous children (most of the reported cases are children under the age of 18) that have been infected are part of the Orthodox Jewish community in NY. Once the germs get in, they're in, and since nobody has been immunized, everyone is at risk. Most Notorious Outbreak The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at least 465 individual cases of measles in 19 states in the past three and a half months. Currently, New York's MMR vaccination rate is at 91.1 percent, below the 94 percent requirement to achieve herd immunity. Officials blamed the outbreak on "anti-vaxxers" spreading false information. "They have been spreading risky misinformation based on fake science".
Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD urged parents of unvaccinated children to make it a priority for their children to receive the MMR vaccine, which covers measles, mumps and rubella.
Recent attempts at stopping the increase of this disease have proven unsuccessful. In March, state health officials banned unvaccinated children from attending schools, visiting shopping malls, and even occupying public places in Rockland County.
Measles "parties" stems from the once-popular trend of "pox parties" - intentionally exposing children to chickenpox, before the Varicella vaccine was rolled out in 1995. All but 39 of the confirmed cases are in children.
The CDC says that there have been a number of measles breakouts all over the country, including states like California, New York, and, as of last week, Maryland. Most of the reported cases are coming from people who have not been vaccinated or who do not know if they were vaccinated.
People born before January 1, 1969 are likely to be immune because measles used to be quite common and so this older age group does not need measles immunisation.
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