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Avi, 17, a resident of Kensington, Brooklyn, said he and hasn't seen any cases of measles. Six of the infected children are siblings.

Anyone who has not been vaccinated in Westchester may call the health department for a free injection - 914-995-5800 for an appointment.

The county reminded residents that if they have not been vaccinated, they should contact their healthcare provider.

As anti-vaccination movements continue to rise, Coffey explained that the widespread opposition to vaccination is mainly based in false news about side effects.

And we ask given continued fears in some communities around vaccines despite years of overwhelming scientific consensus about their safety, do we need to change how we talk about vaccines?

Mayor Bill de Blasio issued mandatory measles vaccination to people living in or near Williamsburg. It also states that vaccinations are required for people who have been exposed to the virus and applies to people and children 6 months or older in particular.

"When in doubt, my advice to the public is: Get a vaccine", Amler said.

Under the new rules, anyone who has not received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine or does not have evidence of immunity risks a fine of $1,000. "And it's better to be safe than sorry". It comes with a fever between 103 and 105 degrees, cough, runny nose, reddening of eyes or conjunctivitis, and a rash in the form of small raised red dots.

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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. She told Oprah it was "mommy instinct" and that she hadn't wanted to vaccinate her son because of an article she had read recounting a study published inLancet.

"It lasts in the air for hours after that person leaves the room", Amler said.

Since October, each case has been systematically investigated to determine how many people have been exposed to the ultracontagious virus. The virus spread from there.

"I think it's a great idea", said Ruppert, the health commissioner. "This is a matter where science triumphs over political science". We all have our individual rights guaranteed to us under the Constitution. "When that happens, then the public health always has to be put at the highest premium". Yes, it is hard to watch our children cry when they get their vaccinations, because our instinct is to protect them.

Among her daily battles - having to constantly repeat that the vaccine does not cause other diseases, that it does not lead to autism, and that the practice of using fetal tissue to produce the vaccine ended decades ago. "And we believe that that is an accurate and true statement".

"I haven't had anyone come to me and point out why the Bible opposes vaccination, but there are some who simply don't want to receive it", Coffey said.

The city also warned that yeshiva religious schools and day care programmes serving the local Orthodox Jewish community would face penalties and possible closure if they keep taking in students who are not vaccinated against measles, which can cause severe diarrhea, pneumonia and vision loss and can potentially be fatal.

Although measles was declared officially eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, a total of 465 cases have been confirmed in 19 states from January 1 to April 4, according to the CDC.



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