Measles Outbreak in NYC 2019

You've probably heard about the recent measles outbreak in NYC. A total of 390 individuals with measles have been confirmed since October. Nearly all of the cases have occurred among persons living in Williamsburg and Borough Park.

The good news is that the vast majority of people have been vaccinated against measles as children, and are immune. If you were born before 1957, you are actually considered immune.

In light of the outbreak, the Department of Health has requested we ensure our patients are up-to-date with their measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR). Their current definition of proof of immunity is (1) proof of receipt (a copy, photo, or scan) of two doses of the childhood MMR or (2) a blood test showing immunity.

Please see our recent email update for next steps for you to take, and email us with any questions.

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If it has been determined you are not immune to measles, and that you need an MMR booster course (usually two injections, given 28 days apart).

You can get this vaccine at our office (vaccine cost is $90 each dose)

or

Visit the Fort Green Health Clinic to get for free:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/immunization-clinics.page

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For more information on the outbreak visit:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/measles.page