NYC Heath dept to Williamsburg Yeshivas: vaccinate or close down

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The New York City Health Department has ordered all yeshivas in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn to exclude non-vaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak.

In issuing the order Monday, the health department said that any school that does not comply will face violations and possible closure.

City health officials say the measles outbreak among Orthodox Jewish communities continues to increase “at an alarming rate.”

Officials say 285 cases have been confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak in October. Most cases were reported in Williamsburg and Borough Park.


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