The New York State Department of Health says they’ve found the polio virus from samples of wastewater taken in June here in Rockland County. The June samples were found to be linked to other samples collected from Jerusalem and London. The Health Department says the findings highlight the need for all New Yorkers particularly children to be vaccinated against polio. The state and Rockland County Departments of Health urge all New Yorkers who are unvaccinated, particularly children two months and older, those who are pregnant, and people who have not completed their polio vaccine series previously, to get vaccinated right away. They say unvaccinated New Yorkers who live, work, go to school in, or visit Rockland County are at the highest risk of exposure. Rockland County currently has a polio vaccination rate of just over 60% among two year-olds compared to the statewide average of 79%. You can learn more about polio and the vaccine at health.ny.gov/polio.