The feds should make the measles vaccine and booster shot free and more accessible to help combat the recent outbreak, a top New York lawmaker said Sunday.
Sen. Chuck Schumer urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help offer free shots at schools and health clinics like they do in most places for the flu.
“We need to do everything possible to prevent the measles from spreading before it becomes endemic,” Schumer said. “Surprisingly, a significant number of people are not vaccinated.”
There have been at least 102 reported measles cases in 15 different states, including New York, so far this year, according to health officials.