New York state has become the United States fifth state which prohibited all nonmedical exemptions to vaccines. A new law passed on June 13, after the outbreaks of measles in one of the harshest states on vaccination in the country. On the occasion of school opening and the first day for the students in New York, the implementation of new law of vaccination has created chaos by anti-vaccination activists. According to the new law of vaccination, around 26,000 students have to start receiving vaccination within the first two weeks of classes in the city of New York. The students also have to complete their course of vaccination by the school year-end. Many parents are considering this law as a penalty, and those who are refusing the vaccination to their kids may have to leave the New York and have to go to another state where vaccination is not compulsory, or they have to do homeschooling their children.
After hundreds of diagnoses, health officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio of the New York City declared the city’s largest measles outburst in 30 years over Tuesday. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – New York City, a measles outbreak is stated over when 42 days have passed since the last transmissible day of the last individual with measles in a pretentious area. This period is equal to the periods of two incubations.
In April of this year, the city has declared a public health emergency in certain areas of Brooklyn where a very high number of unvaccinated kids were present, specifically in communities of orthodox Jewish. Mayor Bill de Blasio also broadcasted that the eruption of measles that affected about 650 children all over New York City. He also insisted that the vaccination rate must increase to avoid added devastating outbreak from hitting the city. Along with the other four other states such as Mississippi, California, West Virginia, and Maine in the country, New York also joins in banning nonmedical exemptions with vaccines, and also not allowing nonmedical vaccine exemptions.