New York City's health department closed a child care center after it allegedly failed to provide vaccination records amid a measles outbreak, city officials announced Monday.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week declared measles a public health emergency and ordered mandatory vaccinations for people living in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood where the disease is spreading.
The city said 23 child care programs and yeshivas, or Orthodox Jewish schools, have received violations for not following the city's order to exclude unvaccinated children.
"It's crucial in this outbreak that child care programs and schools maintain up to date and accurate immunization and attendance records," Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot said in a statement.
"It's the only way we can make sure schools are properly keeping unvaccinated students and staff out of child care centers to hasten the end of this outbreak."