City Issues Summonses To 3 Parents For Not Vaccinating Children

April 18, 2019 - 6:27 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has issued summonses to three people for flouting an emergency order to vaccinate their children for measles.

The violations announced Thursday were issued to parents of unvaccinated children who had been exposed to measles. The parents could face a $1,000 fine if a hearing officer upholds the summons.

City officials announced an emergency vaccination order for four ZIP codes in Brooklyn last week in an effort to stem a measles outbreak that has sickened 329 people since October.  A lawsuit challenging the order was dismissed by a state judge on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, the city health department closed four schools for failing to turn over vaccination and attendance records. A preschool that was closed earlier this week reopened under health department monitoring.