Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that the Health Department will be holding a free measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine clinic on Tuesday, December 11, from 3 pm – 6 pm at the Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive in West Nyack, New York 10994.
The clinic will be held indoors, near Bed Bath & Beyond, on the first floor in the West Court of the Palisades Center, closest to Parking Lot A.
During this clinic, the Health Department will be offering non-immune individuals who are 6 months of age and older one dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine at no cost. This MMR vaccine clinic is in response to the measles outbreak in Rockland County, now with 89 confirmed cases to date.
As of December 5, there have been 39 confirmed cases of measles in the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn since October. The initial child with measles was unvaccinated and acquired measles on a visit to Israel, where a large outbreak of the disease is occurring. Since then, there have been additional children from Brooklyn who were unvaccinated and acquired measles while in Israel.
The best way to prevent measles is to remain up-to-date with your measles vaccination.
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