Orange County hopes to boycott unvaccinated campers, staff

Orange County hopes to boycott unvaccinated campers, staff

A new boycott in Orange County is aiming to shield kids from the spread of measles this summer.

Health authorities state all non-vaccinated and undervaccinated campers and staff will be excluded from participation.

Orange County currently has three dozen affirmed instances of the profoundly infectious virus.

The order requires summer camps to submit evidence of immunization.

The measure comes as both Orange and Rockland counties battle to contain the outbreak, with almost three dozen affirmed cases in Orange and hundreds more in Rockland.

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus says all the more should be done and issued this announcement on the boycott.

“State legislators have known about the growing measles epidemic and have failed to act. They must step up and take action to protect our young people and families,” says Neuhaus.

Orange County is approaching state lawmakers to act on legislation that would remove vaccination exemptions, except for medical reasons.

Orange County authorities state camps that don’t comply the new guidelines will face fines and legitimate activity.

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