New York City fines people for not getting measles vaccines

New York City followed through on its threat to fine people who refused to get measles vaccines on Thursday.
1:59 | 04/19/19

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New court ruling in the measles outbreak a judge has upheld a controversial vaccination order in new York and it comes as more schools are shut doubt and more parents faced big five's. This morning the number of measles cases are on the rise most of the infected are unvaccinated children. And now New York City is taking drastic measures to stop the spike in cases this is not 29 week fighting Indies outbreak here in Rockland. The longest lasting current outbreak in Utah wired nation. The Health Department has ordered adults and children who live work or go to school and four zip code to receive an MMR vaccine within 48 hours. And last night a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by parents fighting the mandate this city has already issued summonses to three parents whose children were found unvaccinated. This city has also closed for more schools amid the current outbreak meanwhile in Michigan health officials now confirmed they found patient zero. The unidentified man who they say spread the measles virus to dozens of people. A Detroit rabbi posted this video to spread awareness Sally Freeman says he recently recovered from measles after being exposed by a visitor at his synagogue. Before we knew it we had a first wave of twenty people in our community with measles almost all of them between the ages of thirty and 62. Freeman says he was shocked to learn the vaccine he received as a child in the 1960s. No longer protects it. And he's not alone. The CDC says some people vaccinated between 1963. And 1967. Should get a read vaccinated because it may no longer be effective. Did not perfected taxi until sometime in the seventies. I and most of the 41 others from our community who came down with the measles had only received a single. First generation taxi. And the CDC says when in doubt get another shot the vaccine is 97%. Effective in another booster they say won't hurt.

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