Additional vaccine clinics have been set in Rockland County as the number of measles cases continue to rise.
The Health Department will be holding measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine clinics on:
- Thursday, November 1, from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Community Outreach Center, located at 21 Remsen Avenue, Suite 201, Monsey, NY 10952
- Friday, November 2, from 10 am to 1:30 pm at the Community Outreach Center, located at 21 Remsen Avenue, Suite 201, Monsey, NY 10952
- Sunday, November 4, from 1 pm to 3 pm, Mobile Van- Upper Parking Lot, located at 728 North Main Street, Spring Valley NY 10977 hosted by Refuah Health Center
- Tuesday, November 6, from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Darden Center, located at Dr. Berg Lane, Spring Valley, NY 10977
During these clinics, the Health Department and Refuah Health Center will be offering non-immune residents who are 6 months of age and older one dose of MMR vaccine at no cost. People will be triaged (checked) before entering to make sure they are not sick. The MMR vaccine clinics are in response to the measles outbreak in Rockland County, now with 40 confirmed cases to date.
In addition, ALL schools within the Village of New Square and any school with less than a 70% MMR vaccination rate within the geographical area affected by the measles outbreak (Spring Valley, Monsey) will be required to keep un- or under-vaccinated students home until 21 days have passed since the last confirmed measles case in Rockland. This is in addition to the letter issued on October 18, to schools that were attended by students with confirmed cases of measles, that un- or under-vaccinated students remain home.
“We continue to encourage everyone to be up-to-date with the MMR vaccine to help protect them in case of any future exposure to measles in Rockland. Measles is highly contagious, so anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of getting the disease, and they may spread measles to people who cannot get vaccinated because they are too young or have specific health conditions,” said Dr. Ruppert.
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