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NYC Board of Health Extends Emergency Measles Vaccination Order

The continuing order, which was voted unanimously on Wednesday, will end when health officials declare the emergency is over

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    NYC Extends Measles Emergency Declaration

    Officials in New York are stepping up measures to fight the spread of measles. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019)

    What to Know

    • New York City has voted to extend last week's emergency declaration ordering mandatory measles vaccinations in four Brooklyn ZIP codes

    • The continuing order, which was voted unanimously on Wednesday, will end when health officials declare the emergency is over

    • It applies to children ages 6 months and older with fines for noncompliance

    New York City's Board of Health has voted to extend last week's emergency declaration ordering mandatory measles vaccinations in four Brooklyn ZIP codes.

    The continuing order, which was voted unanimously on Wednesday, will end when health officials declare the emergency is over.

    It applies to children ages 6 months and older with fines for noncompliance.

    New York City has struggled to contain a measles outbreak centered in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn while battling a lawsuit over its effort to require vaccinations.

    NYC Closes Brooklyn Preschool Amid Measles Outbreak

    [NY] NYC Closes Brooklyn Preschool Amid Measles Outbreak

    The New York City Health Department has closed a child care program amid the city's measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish communities. Wale Aliyu reports.

    (Published Monday, April 15, 2019)

    On Monday, the city closed the preschool portion of a private Jewish school because the school had failed to turn over vaccination and attendance records.

    New York City has confirmed 329 cases of measles since the outbreak began in October.

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