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The haredi umbrella group Agudath Israel of America organized the service, which follows a measles outbreak linked in part to haredi Orthodox neighborhoods in New York and elsewhere.
New York yeshivas have violated Department of Health orders to keep out infected students multiple times since the outbreak began.
Measles spiked throughout 2018, with over 900 contracting it in October alone.
By TAMAR BEERI
"We are experiencing an increase in measles cases due to a reduction in immunization. We urge parents to immunize their children against this disease."
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Researchers used what's known as near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).
Tel Hashomer Infectious Diseases Prevention Unit immunology researcher Aylana Reiss-Mandel said that it is precisely because of vaccines’ success that some people don’t recognize their importance.
By NAOMI GRANT
Measles cases still prevelant throughout the country.
The number of people of all ages who died from complications of the flu in the last few months was 27 – double that of last year.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The refusals were especially high in Jerusalem.
The earlier one gets vaccinated the better, as it takes a few weeks until the protective antibodies are produced by the body.
The decision comes as the Health Ministry continues the fight against a large measles outbreak. 4,100 cases of measles have been recorded in Israel since March 2018.
By TZVI JOFFRE
According to a Channel 13 report over two million Israelis are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
By ZACHARY KEYSER
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