Rockland Dept. of Health offers vaccines after measles case

<p>The Rockland County Department of Health is offering vaccinations to anyone who needs them after it was revealed that a person with measles was in New Square.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 5, 2018, 3:24 PM

Updated 2,109 days ago

Share:

The Rockland County Department of Health is offering vaccinations to anyone who needs them after it was revealed that a person with measles was in New Square.
The department confirmed the case earlier this week. It is now offering the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.
"We are hoping that everybody can take advantage of the fact that we have the MMR vaccine available in the county at the Health Department and at all pediatrician and doctors' offices," says Dr. Maria Mosquera, with the Rockland Department of Health.
But at a clinic Friday that ran from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m., only one person came by. The county is considering offering another clinic soon.
"Anybody that has not been vaccinated should be vaccinated," says Mosquera.
Measles symptoms emerge like a common cold, following by a rash. People with the virus are highly contagious.
Anyone who needs to be vaccinated is urged to contact their doctor or the county to set up an appointment, especially if they have symptoms.
Symptoms usually appear 10 to 12 days after exposure.


More from News 12
1:58
Heat Alert: Energy companies urge conservation as temperatures soar

Heat Alert: Energy companies urge conservation as temperatures soar

2:17
Heat Alert: Feels-like temps could hit 100 degrees in the next 2 days, gusty evening thunderstorms possible

Heat Alert: Feels-like temps could hit 100 degrees in the next 2 days, gusty evening thunderstorms possible

43 sick cats rescued from scorching hot van in Newburgh

43 sick cats rescued from scorching hot van in Newburgh

2:58
INTERVIEWS: Local Hudson Valley leaders discuss assassination attempt of former President Trump

INTERVIEWS: Local Hudson Valley leaders discuss assassination attempt of former President Trump

2:14
Don't be caught in the dark: Are you ready to power through hurricane season?

Don't be caught in the dark: Are you ready to power through hurricane season?

3:30
Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

5:30
In prime-time address, Biden warns of election-year rhetoric, saying ‘it’s time to cool it down’

In prime-time address, Biden warns of election-year rhetoric, saying ‘it’s time to cool it down’

1:40
Chappaqua reacts to assassination attempt on former President Trump

Chappaqua reacts to assassination attempt on former President Trump

1:54
Reps. Lawler, Torres to introduce bill enhancing Secret Service protection for presidential candidates

Reps. Lawler, Torres to introduce bill enhancing Secret Service protection for presidential candidates

2:07
A look back at US political violence that changed history

A look back at US political violence that changed history

2:31
Pace professor weighs political rhetoric, gun control in wake of Trump rally shooting

Pace professor weighs political rhetoric, gun control in wake of Trump rally shooting

4:10
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Trump rally attendee gives his eyewitness account of the shooting

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Trump rally attendee gives his eyewitness account of the shooting

2:37
Security increased at Trump Tower following rally shooting

Security increased at Trump Tower following rally shooting

1:59
Hudson Valley officials condemn violence following Trump rally shooting

Hudson Valley officials condemn violence following Trump rally shooting

2:27
Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

1:29
Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting

Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting

1:34
Political analyst: Shooting at Trump rally will bring changes to 2024 Presidential Election

Political analyst: Shooting at Trump rally will bring changes to 2024 Presidential Election

2:23
‘New York’s backyard jam.’ Music lovers flock to Pleasantville Music Festival

‘New York’s backyard jam.’ Music lovers flock to Pleasantville Music Festival

2:03
Poll: More than 40% of women skip or delay medical screenings and appointments

Poll: More than 40% of women skip or delay medical screenings and appointments

0:36
New Rochelle PD: Teen killed in fiery car crash at Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center

New Rochelle PD: Teen killed in fiery car crash at Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center