NEW YORK CITY – Five parents lodged a lawsuit against the New York Department of Health on Monday alleging that the city has exceeded its authority by receiving vaccinations that suffer from the measles outbreak Vaccinations mandatory have violated their "religious exceptions" of children for vaccinations and their constitutional rights to a due process. They also said vaccination could be enforced to endanger their children.
"The emergency orders underestimate the risk of harm to children, adults, and the population through the MMR vaccine, while at the same time overstating the benefits." The lawsuit alleges that the New York Supreme Court is being asked to issue an injunction to stop the Ministry of Health. a highly contagious disease. "Getting the MMR vaccine is much safer than getting measles, mumps, or rubella," the CDC said.
The Ministry of Health's mandatory vaccination mandates are called "unnecessary and disproportionate".
"There were far fewer active cases of measles than 250," said the lawsuit. "The number of active cases is insufficient to justify an epidemic, and does not justify the urgency orders."
The number of measles cases in New York City rose to 329 on Monday, and the city expected that number would increase for the next three -5 weeks. It is the largest eruption of measles since 1
Last week, New York's Health Commissioner Dr. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where measles outbreaks have not been prevented by health authorities since October. Violations of the order could be fined $ 1,000. The commissioner also ordered all Yeshivas, Jewish religious schools and daycare centers, to exclude unvaccinated children from participation.
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The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, said he had no worries about the legality of the rare emergency order on Monday made.
Legal position, "de Blasio said, as the New York Post reported. "When I announced it last Tuesday, I said that … that's something the Legal Department [city] feels very strongly about, and that everything that's done here is completely within our legal rights."
Two weeks ago a state The Supreme Court judge stopped an emergency decree in Rockland County banning unvaccinated children against the measles of schools and all public areas, saying that the 166 cases cited by the county did not reach the magnitude of an epidemic or constitute a catastrophe.
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The US is in the middle of the second-longest measles outbreak since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000 due to the MMR vaccine. Health officials said the latest increase in nationwide measles outbreaks was due to false information from the anti-vaccination movement.
"Vaccines are the critical way to end this epidemic," said Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services. Herminia Palacio on Monday. "We are in an emergency situation."