The rapid spread of measles is becoming a serious health issue nationwide.
And with at least 465 cases reported across 19 states, public officials are taking a tough stance in an effort to stop the highly contagious disease.
It’s the second highest number of measles cases since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000.
In New York City, where more than half of this year’s cases have been reported, some unvaccinated people will now be required to get the vaccine or face a fine.
And in Rockland County, New York, officials are waging a legal battle to keep unvaccinated children from public places.
Washington State lawmakers are also working on a bill to ban personal exemptions to the M.M.R. Vaccine
But health officials acknowledge some parents do have concerns and are trying to work to educate them.