Public health officials insist otherwise.
On Tuesday, the mayor declared a public health emergency requiring unvaccinated residents of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to get the vaccine or pay a potential $1,000 penalty.
The county Department of Health is working with the families and healthcare providers to identify locations where the children may have exposed others.
"Our goal is to get people vaccinated", he said.
Since December, the NYC Health Department has ordered yeshivas and day care programs serving the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg to exclude unvaccinated students.More news: Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight
Some public health experts say the issue highlights a growing tension between infectious disease vaccination requirements and the religious liberty arguments increasingly relied upon to justify denying inoculations. Those who refuse to obey to get the Measles vaccine even during the outbreak will be handled one by one after consulting with the legal team. "It's not just that they know what questions to ask. They have experience gaining people's trust".
"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".
Immunizations have been such a resounding public health success that most Americans have never seen a child with measles, mumps, diphtheria or numerous other diseases that once killed or maimed thousands every year. He said that most things that happen in Jewish communities get blown out of proportion, "If it [the outbreak] was true, there would be signs outside every synagogue telling people not to go in, and there aren't". "But we're also trying to help everyone understand there is urgency here".
Officials said their efforts have paid off with 8,000 additional vaccinations in affected neighborhoods compared with the prior year.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn is in the midst of the country's largest measles outbreak-but residents are still split on what should be done.More news: Disney+ to launch in November, priced at $6.99 monthly
Medical corporation Merck & Co. will decidedly face the music in the ongoing class action and related anti-trust lawsuit involving its mumps vaccine - a product routinely given to babies and children for generations.
The child's symptoms were caused by a reaction to a vaccine, she said.
"In order to prevent an outbreak in your community, you have to have a 97 percent herd immunity rate", Sheffield said. "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.
Westchester County announced on Wednesday that eight local children, six of whom are siblings, and all are from Northern Westchester, have been confirmed to have measles.More news: Jet's EoI submission date extended
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