1,000 unvaccinated Brooklyn children received the MMR shot this week

Mail Online | 4/19/2019 | Mia De Graaf Health Editor For Dailymail.com
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One thousand children in Brooklyn's measles epicenter have received the MMR vaccine in the week since a state of emergency was declared, according to a report.

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the mandatory vaccination of everyone - children and adults - in four Brooklyn ZIP codes affected by the outbreak of 329 measles cases and counting.

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He said 3,300 children in Williamsburg - the epicenter of the outbreak - had not received their shots.

On Friday morning, officials revealed almost a third of them have complied.

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Others have refused, however - driving health officials to shutter five schools and summon three parents to court, where they could face a $1,000 fine or jail time.

While the measles shot can be administered separately in other countries, it is only offered as a combination MMR shot in the...
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