De Blasio Declares Public Health Emergency In Brooklyn Over The Measles, Threatens Anti Vaxxers With Fines


Daily News: Mayor de Blasio declared a public health emergency over the measles outbreak in Brooklyn’s Jewish community today, mandating vaccinations for people living in certain Williamsburg zip codes to stem the crisis.

People found not to be vaccinated could result in fines up to $1000.

“There’s no question that vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving,” said Mayor de Blasio. “I urge everyone, especially those in affected areas, to get their MMR vaccines to protect their children, families and communities.”

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio warned parents not that not vaccinating their children not only endangers their own offspring, but puts other children at risk.

“When people choose not to get their children vaccinated, they are putting their children and others – such as pregnant women, people on chemotherapy, and the elderly – at risk of contracting measles. The City has worked aggressively to end this outbreak, and today’s declaration of a public health emergency and new vaccine mandate, in combination with the blanket Commissioner’s Orders for yeshivas, ensures we are using every tool to protect New Yorkers,” Palacio said.


  1. Much as 100% pro vax I don’t like this idea at all.

    The government has no business fining anyone for not doing something unless their behavior presents a clear and present danger. Otherwise there is no end to what the government will fine people for not doing. Of course with an excuse about public well being or something like that.

    Exactly what the communists did.

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