Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
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NYC Mandates Measles Vaccinations; Merck (NYSE:MRK) Is The Exclusive Manufacturer

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

The city took the unusual step amid a surge of 285 measles cases in the city since September, most in one densely packed neighborhood where people now have to get vaccines or risk a $1 000 fine.

If people are unsure of their vaccination history, Amler said, they should contact their health department or the last school they attended.

Mandatory vaccination programmes have been implemented in Italy and in the state of NY.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency on Tuesday that requires unvaccinated individuals in the largely Orthodox Jewish community of Williamsburg - where 285 people have been diagnosed with measles since last fall, and almost two dozen hospitalized - to get the measles vaccine or face citations or fines of up to $1,000. But unvaccinated children and adults pose very real dangers to infants too young to be vaccinated, to people with compromised immune systems (such as those undergoing cancer treatment), and to pregnant women whose unborn babies can be infected. "If we're not getting vaccinated, we're putting other people at risk".

Twisted anti-vaxxer parents are holding "measles parties" so their children catch the frequently fatal virus instead of being vaccinated. None of the measles cases in Brooklyn has been deadly, but the measles virus- usually recognized by a rash of red spots- can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis, and even death.

As of last Friday, 13 people in New Jersey had been diagnosed with the highly contagious respiratory disease this year; that's in addition to the 33 cases detected between October and January, according to the state Department of Health. Over the years, these vaccines have saved many lives, while causing few to no side effects. Yes, it is hard to watch our children cry when they get their vaccinations, because our instinct is to protect them. Miriam's daughter doesn't want to vaccinate her children, she said, because she is anxious about the vaccines affecting brain function.

The city has ceaselessly worked over the past year to raise awareness about Measles vaccinations.


"Once you delay it a few months, you exponentially increase the vector for infection", said Begun, who said families of eight to 10 children are typical in his practice. "Those who have the vaccination won't have to worry".

McCarthy had a massive platform at the time of her son's heart-rending diagnosis for autism, so when she correlated that diagnosis with "dangerous chemicals" in vaccines, panic among parents ensued. Vaccines are safe and effective.

With talks of major advancements in medicine like an HIV cure and genetic editing, no one imagined that America would be infiltrated by a disease we conquered almost 20 years ago. "It's not just that they know what questions to ask". "Get the MMR. It's not harmful to receive additional doses of this vaccine".

The virus can live for up to two hours in the air or on nearby surfaces.

"I think it's a great idea", said Ruppert, the health commissioner.

Coffey stated that, because Lee is a diverse community, the Clinic has come across students who aren't willing to be vaccinated on religious or other personal grounds.

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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