NYC cites 84 people for refusing measles vaccines

New York City cited 84 people for failing to comply with a mandatory measles vaccination measure, the health department said May 7, according to CNBC.

The city declared a public health emergency April 9 amid an ongoing measles outbreak and ordered mandatory vaccinations for residents in four zip codes where the majority of measles cases have occurred. Individuals who do not receive the measles vaccine or vaccinate their children could face a $1,000 fine.

New York City has not issued any fines yet. However, the city requested 84 people appear in court for failing to get vaccinated. These individuals face up to $2,000 in fines if they do not attend.

Health officials have confirmed 466 measles cases in New York City since the outbreak started in October 2018.

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