NYC Mandates Measles Vaccinations; Merck (NYSE:MRK) Is The Exclusive Manufacturer

Henrietta Brewer
April 12, 2019

Two hundred eighty-five cases have been confirmed in New York City since the fall. "It is safe, it is effective, it is time-tested".

He also represents parents in Rockland County, a New York City suburb with a large Orthodox Jewish community, who challenged a local government executive order barring unvaccinated children from indoor public spaces.

David R. Curry, executive director of the Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy, told China Daily: "Once your child is exposed and has measles, there is no better convincing argument to parents who may be questioning whether vaccinations work than when they have to come to grips with the fact that their child, because they were unvaccinated, suddenly has a potentially risky disease". A state judge sided with the parents and issued a preliminary injunction against the emergency order last week.

"As the outbreak continues to grow and even spread to other counties in NY, the mayor has ordered that people who are unvaccinated have 48 hours to get their shots or they will be fined "$1,000 per instance".

The vaccine, if administered within 72 hours of exposure, can prevent illness, according to the health department.

"As a society we've said we'll allow a little bit of flexibility in our laws in order to give people a wider berth to exercise their personal beliefs", Indiana University public health law professor Ross D. Silverman recently told Wired magazine.

"We try always to respect religious rights, religious customs, but when it comes to public health, when we see a problem emerge, we have to deal with it aggressively", de Blasio said. "Our goal is to get people vaccinated". "But we're also trying to help everyone understand there is urgency here".

Health officials have made robocalls urging vaccination to more than 30,000 Williamsburg households and have stocked health care providers in the community with an ample supply of vaccine, Palacio said.

A recent measles outbreak in NY and other states has left scientists wondering if the disease was ever truly vanquished.

This outbreak is a result of mistrust amongst the residents which did not believe in providing vaccine to the children.

"There is an element of anti-vaccine supporters and sympathizers who do not want to get shots".

Measles was confirmed in eight unvaccinated Westchester County children, six are siblings, and all are from northern Westchester, officials say. "The delay it is what's fueling this outbreak". Many studies have proven vaccines do not cause autism, and the majority of rabbis say vaccinations are healthy and kosher. "I don't think they should be getting fined, I think another penalty should be given", said Charlette Hamlin, 36, who is in favor of vaccinations for all.

Some of the Westchester patients fell sick after visiting Brooklyn, where there is an outbreak of more than 250 cases.

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