From the Morning Memo:

The state Senate today will consider a bill that would end the religious exemption for vaccinations in New York amid measles outbreaks in Rockland County and Brooklyn.

The bill, backed by Sen. Brad Hoylman, is one of several vaccination-related measures lawmakers have proposed during the outbreaks, which nationally stand at more than 1,000 confirmed cases.

The religious exemption bill comes as the outbreaks in New York have predominantly affect the Orthodox Jewish community. Some lawmakers in the Assembly had expressed unease with the legislation over concerns the measure would not be effective in combatting measles and boosting vaccination rates.

Nevertheless, the Assembly is expected to follow suit on the measure next week before the legislative session is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he would sign the bill.

Public health experts agree that vaccinations for healthy people are necessary in order to create herd immunity. Still, those opposed or skeptical of vaccinations have lobbied the Capitol in recent weeks to push back against the bill.

Lawmakers have also called for a statewide public information campaign on the benefits of vaccinations as well as requirements that kids going to summer camp receive vaccinations.