Rockland’s County Executive is asking the feds to step in and help keep
the measles from becoming more of a problem than it’s become. Ed Day says he has written to the president and federal officials asking for an
executive order or new laws aimed at requiring foreign visitors to the
U.S. to prove they have been immunized before being allowed to enter the
The request comes as the number of confirmed cases has jumped to 233 since the outbreak began last October, and Day believes many more cases have gone unreported. In a typical year the county has given out 1,000 free MMR shots. Since the outbreak began, they’ve given out almost 21,000.