If you haven’t been vaccinated for polio, you might want to do so as soon as possible. The first case of polio in the United States in nearly ten years has been found here in Rockland. County Executive Ed Day and Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert made the announcement yesterday afternoon. Published reports suggested the person who got infected is a student from Rockland’s Orthodox community.
For those who are not vaccinated, or are at high risk for contracting polio, the county is holding a polio vaccine clinic starting today from 10:00 am to noon, at the Pomona Health Complex on Sanatorium Road, Building A. The next clinic will be held on Monday, July 25th, from one to four pm at the same location.
To pre-register for an appointment, click here. For help making an appointment, call: 845-238-1956. Walk-ins are also welcome.
For more information on Polio, its symptoms, and how it spreads, click here for the NYSDOH website.
Click here to learn more about the Polio vaccine and its availability in the U.S. at the CDC’s page.