Measles Information

Recent Infections in Brooklyn and Queens

Due to the outbreak of measles among the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, the NYC Health Department recommends providers administer an additional, early dose of MMR vaccine to select patients aged 6 to 11 months during the outbreak. This dose would not count toward the routine, two-dose vaccine series. The MMR for infants aged 6 to 11 months is now:

  • Recommended for members of communities with a known measles outbreak in Williamsburg, Borough Park and Crown Heights.
  • Suggested for members of the Orthodox Jewish community throughout New York City.
  • Recommended for all infants traveling internationally or to a community with a known measles outbreak.

Providers caring for these groups may also give children younger than 4 the routine second dose of MMR, provided it has been at least 28 days since the child received a previous dose of MMR, varicella or live intranasal influenza vaccine.

Health Alerts and Other Recommendations for Providers


These resources are intended for health care professionals and offer current information about measles in New York City.

Patient Instructions

Provider Resources

Posters

CDC Resources

Immunization Action Coalition Resources