NEW CITY, NY (CBSNewYork) – More possible measles exposures have been reported amid the growing outbreak.
There are 224 confirmed cases in Rockland County, officials said.
Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Paricia Schnabel Ruppert said there may have been exposures at the following locations and times.
Anyone who visited the following locations or used the following taxis at these times may have been exposed to measles:
- Maple Pharmacy, located at 59 Route 59, Monsey, NY 10952, on Sunday, April 28, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a risk of exposure until 10:00 pm
- Evergreen Kosher Market, located at 59 Route 59, Monsey, NY 10952, on Sunday, April 28, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with risk of exposure until 10:00 pm
- Rockland Kosher Supermarket, located in the Shoppers Haven Mall, 27 Orchard Street, Monsey, NY 10952, on Tuesday, April 30, Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, with a risk of exposure until 9:00 pm on those days.
- Satmar Synagogue, located at 13 Monsey Blvd. Monsey, NY 10952, on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am, with a risk of exposure until 11:30 am.
- Congregation Ohel Yakov, located at 1 Challenger Ct., Monsey, NY 10952, on Tuesday, April 30, Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm, with a risk of exposure until 12:00 am on Friday May 3.
- Home Depot, located at 43 Hutton Ave., Nanuet, NY 10954, on Friday, May 3, from 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm, with a risk of exposure until 7:45 pm.
- La Familia Taxi on Thursday, May 2, from 4:40 pm to 5:00 pm with a risk of exposure until 7:00 pm.
- La Familia Taxi on Thursday, May 2, from 6:00 pm to 6:20 pm, with a risk of exposure until 8:20 pm.
- La Familia Taxi on Monday, May 6, from 8:40 am to 9:00 am, with a risk of exposure until 11:00 am.
“Being up-to-date with your measles vaccination is the best way to help protect yourself, your family, and the community, especially those who cannot get vaccinated because they are too young or have specific health conditions,” said Dr. Ruppert. Since the outbreak began, more than 20,000 doses of MMR vaccine have been given out in Rockland County.
Free measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccines are available for residents six months and older on Friday, May 17, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the at the Christ Episcopal Church, located at 65 Washington Avenue in Suffern, NY 10901. Free MMR vaccines are also available by calling:
- The Rockland County Department of Health at 845-364-2497 or 845-364-2520 to schedule an appointment to get a free MMR vaccine at the Pomona health complex.
- The Rockland County Department of Health Spring Valley Family Planning Clinic is also providing MMR vaccines, by appointment to Family Planning patients. Family Planning Clinic patients can call 845-364-2531 to schedule an appointment.
Meanwhile, New York City’s health department shut down another Brooklyn preschool as part of the effort to stem the outbreak.
Officials allege Simche Kinder repeatedly failed to comply with the health commissioner’s emergency order requiring unvaccinated students to stay home.
MEASLES HEALTH EMERGENCY RESOURCES
- NYC.gov Measles Information Page
- Where To Get Immunizations In New York City
- Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR)
- Signs And Symptoms
- CDC Measles Statistics
The department previously closed at least seven other schools. Officials are helping parents find alternative care for their children.
At least 466 measles cases have been confirmed in Brooklyn and Queens since last September, mostly in members of the Orthodox Jewish community.