Rockland hosts free measles clinic in synagogue

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MONSEY -

Rockland County continues to encourage residents to get vaccinated as the number of measles case continues to climb.

For the first time, the Rockland County Department of Health is holding a free vaccine clinic in a synagogue today in an effort to involve more people from the Hasidic community.

The clinic is taking place at Congregation Ohaiv Yisroel of Blueberry Hill on Blueberry Hill Road in Monsey.

Officials say there should be even more motivation to get vaccinated, since the new state ruling was signed into law last week banning religious exemptions for vaccines.

Another push is that the county now requires all children who plan to attend summer camps in the area to show proof that they're vaccinated.

“It's really important, especially right now, leading into summer camp season, and with the change in New York State law from last week, we want to make vaccination available to everybody, in every community, who needs it,” says Rockland County Spokesperson John Lyon.

There are now 275 confirmed measles cases in Rockland.

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