Rockland County, a suburb of New York, recently declared an emergency due to an outbreak of measles. In order to protect the community and stop the disease from spreading, the county banned unvaccinated children from being out in the public. Vaccines have come under scrutiny in recently with some suggesting links to Autism and other concerns, despite assurances from the medical community to the contrary. As a result, some parents have not had their children immunized—but should vaccinations be mandatory? Carolee McGrath sat down with Dr. John Snyder of Amherst Pediatrics, who shared his own very personal experience with the measles virus, and his belief in the importance of vaccinations.
This segment originally aired on April 4, 2019.