Andrew Kuoom signed legislation Thursday, abolishing non-medical exemptions from school-based vaccination requirements. The law comes into force immediately, his office said.
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"This law must lead to a significant increase in the vaccination rate and to better protection for our most vulnerable residents, infants, immunocompromised and those with a legal status. we greatly appreciate that our advocacy and local efforts have been heard and recognized, "he said.
Most of the cases in New York were in the Orthodox Jewish communities of Brooklyn and Queens with low vaccinations
New York authorities say they are facing huge challenges to mitigate the outbreak: anti-toxins that specifically target the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in the state, bombing them with lies that vaccines cause autism
"We are now opposing not only the vector of the measles virus but and we counteract the vexera vectors, and this message – this insidious message – is just as challenging as the most contagious virus on the face of the earth, "said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Commissioner of the Ministry of Health and Psychic s Hygiene in New York.
New York health authorities face an extra challenge: ultra-orthodox Jews often travel to Israel and Europe, where there are over 100,000 measles cases this year.
When asked if he believes the outbreak will end in autumn to preserve the intact status of measles in the country
"We work every day, day and night to make sure that vaccines are safe, the best way to keep families and communities safe, "she said.
Elizabeth Cohen, Jon Bonniefield and Debra Goldsmith from CNN contributed to this report.