Measles Outbreak: Failure To Vaccinate Could Cost Big Bucks

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Currents News Staff

New York’s measles outbreak is now a public health emergency in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community.

Mayor Bill de Blasio made that declaration this morning, ordering unvaccinated people living in certain Williamsburg zip codes to get vaccinated immediately.

The zip codes covered by the emergency order are 11205, 11206, 11221 and 11237.

“This outbreak has been spreading. There are almost 300 cases already; overwhelmingly in Brooklyn. The only way to stop this outbreak is to ensure that those who have not been vaccinated, get the vaccine,” said de Blasio.

Those who don’t comply face fines of up to one-thousand dollars.