Two Thousand Unvaccinated People Receive Measles Vaccine in Monsey Since Outbreak

Rockland County administered around 300 MMR vaccines, and a partnering health clinic has given out 1,700. In just a few days, according to officials, two thousand people have received the measles vaccine in Monsey.

Dozens of families turned up Thursday to the county’s Health Department, which was offering free MMR vaccines at the community outreach center. It was the latest in a series of free vaccine clinics offered by the county following the outbreak, which started at the beginning of this month.

The outbreak started after several people infected with the virus returned from Israel. The number of confirmed cases is up to 18, with six more suspected.

There will be another free vaccine clinic Friday in Spring Valley.