Global Health: New York City Is Requiring Vaccinations Against Measles. Can Officials Do That?
Mandatory vaccination is rare, but it has been done — and upheld by the courts. While judges have allowed health officials to fine citizens for refusing, forced vaccinations are highly unusual.
Authors: MacDougall H, Monnais L PMID: 30991344 [PubMed - in process]
United Talmudical Academy, which has around 250 kids aged three to five years old and 10 teachers, is in Williamsburg, one of the areas hardest-hit by the current measles outbreak.
following warnings on risks of popular anti-vaccination campaigns
Measles outbreaks across the US are forcing public health officials to take drastic action to get people vaccinated, threatening fines or even jail time
(Natural News) Lawsuits are beginning to fly following New York City (NYC) Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent declaration of a “state of emergency” over measles infection, which was accompanied by an unconstitutional decree that all vulnerable people living in four Brooklyn zip codes be forcibly vaccinated with MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). The Children’s Health...
[Vanguard] United Nations, UN, yesterday said measles cases across the world rose by 300 per cent through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, as concerns grow over declining vaccination.
A total of 555 measles cases have occurred this year, surpassing 372 last year and approaching 667 in 2014, according to the CDC. Vaccination refusal is the primary driver of the disease outbreaks.Medscape Medical News
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An order to require immunizations in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community seemed to mobilize vaccine skeptics. Others worried that the effort did not address the root of the problem: misinformation.
Five Brooklyn mothers filed lawsuits on Monday accusing Mayor Bill de Blasio of unlawfully targeting Jews with an 'arbitrary' state of emergency .