Rockland Measles Cases up to 40; County Adds Four Free Vaccination Clinics

The number of measles cases in Rockland County has jumped to 40 and the Health Department is adding four more free clinics to help combat the outbreak. Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Commissioner of the Rockland County Department of Health, says while someone could have a medical reason for not getting the vaccine, there is no religious objection to it…

Audio: Patricia Schnabel Ruppert

All schools in New Square and any school with less than a 70% MMR vaccination rate in the Spring Valley-Monsey area will be required to keep un- or under-vaccinated students home for 21 days after the last confirmed measles case. The clinics for free MMR shots are being held beginning this afternoon from 4 to 7 pm at the Community Outreach Center on Remsen Avenue in Monsey. Then there’s one tomorrow from 10 am to 1:30 pm at the same location. The next one will be Sunday, November 4th from 1 to 3 pm with the Health Department’s Mobile Van- in the Upper Parking Lot of the Refuah Health Center on North Main Street in Spring Valley and then on Tuesday November 6th from 1 to 6 pm at the Darden Center on Dr. Berg Lane in Spring Valley. For more information about the measles call the New York State Department of Health’s toll-free Measles Information Line at 888-364-4837.

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