NYACP and the CDC Address the Measles Epidemic
Category: Public Health
The Chapter is working hard to address the fast growing measles epidemic in New York State. During a recent conference call between NYACP and CDC representatives, information was shared about their immediate needs in New York to address the alarming number of measles cases - over 700 to date. All agreed that misinformation about vaccinations needs to be replaced with the wide circulation of accurate immunization messaging.
The Chapter is working with the Medical Society of the State of NY (MSSNY) as part of a coalition of stakeholders to engage the public to vaccinate. A press conference with all stakeholders, Senator Hoylman and Assemblyman Dinowitz, sponsors of legislation to limit vaccination exemptions, is planned for May 6, 2019.
A special thanks to the following NYACP representatives who participated in the April 19 conference call with the CDC: Louis Snitkoff MD FACP – Chapter President, Linda Efferen MD MACP- Chair, Health and Public Policy Committee, Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP and NYACP Staff.