New York City accounted for about two-thirds of all US measles cases reported last week.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot, New York City Health Commissioner, said that the objective of the order is to make MMR vaccine easily available to people, not fine or penalize anyone.
New York City's effort to halt a measles outbreak by ordering mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn neighborhood is facing opposition, with lawyers for parents opposed to vaccinations promising to file a lawsuit challenging the order by Friday. Two of the infected children developed pneumonia and had to be hospitalized as a result.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order amid what he said was a measles crisis in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section, where more than 250 people have gotten measles since September.
Anyone who would like to receive a vaccine at one of these clinics should register in advance for an appointment at www.health.ny.gov/gotoclinic/60.
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Statistics have shown that objections to vaccines are not necessarily religious or medical, as many parents claim in trying to obtain exemptions from mandatory school vaccinations. Some Orthodox Jewish residents say refusing measles vaccines is a part of their religious belief, but on the streets of Williamsburg there is also strong support for vaccinations and worries that the outbreak might spread.
Cities hit with Measles outbreak.
New York's action comes as health officials scrambled to blunt the spread of measles, especially with the approach of Passover, a holiday associated with travel and big family gatherings, in what is the city's largest outbreak since 1991.
Mayor Bill de Blasio: The only way to stop this outbreak is to ensure that those who have not been vaccinated get the vaccine. It says the vaccine is 97% effective. Yet since then, there have been years when the number of cases has surged, notably in 2014, when 667 were reported - the highest annual total since the turn of the century.
"If people will simply cooperate quickly, nobody will have to pay a fine", de Blasio said. And that puts anyone with a compromised immune system in danger-including newborn babies who are too young to be vaccinated, pregnant women, and people with cancer or on immunosuppressive therapies because of transplants. The same document said that the city is responsible for controlling the contagious disease and thereby orders parents and guardians of unvaccinated children ages six months and up should bring them in for MMR shots within 48 hours from the date of the order. "The delay it is what's fueling this outbreak". "I think it will help in getting the community covered", he said. City officials said Tuesday that 246 were children. Six of the infected children are siblings.