The Hill   |  April 11, 2019

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On April 9, 2019, New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot — backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio — declared a public health emergency requiring measles vaccinations for all residents living in four specific zip codes in Brooklyn.

Persons with valid medical reasons would be exempt from the order. Just days earlier, on April 5, a state judge invalidated a Rockland County declaration that banned unvaccinated children from public places.

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