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NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak


April 10, 2019

Demetrius Freeman – New York Times

FILE -- Outside the Yeshiva Kehilath Yakov School in Brooklyn, March 7, 2019. Following a measles outbreak in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community, New York City declared a public health emergency on April 9, and will require unvaccinated individuals in select ZIP codes to receive the measles vaccine, possibly fining those who do not comply.

NEW YORK - Health officials Tuesday ordered nearly everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York City neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles or face fines, reviving a public-health strategy that experts say hasn't been used in the U.S. in recent memory.

The emergency order came as the city, a suburban New York county and some other parts of the nation grapple with a spurt in a disease the U.S. declared eradicated almost two decades ago.


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