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March 24, 2023

175,000 Israeli children not vaccinated against polio

(JNS) — The New York State Department of Health issued a warning over the weekend for travelers to Israel to ensure they are fully immunized against polio.

It came after Israel’s Health Ministry earlier confirmed four positive cases in children who came into contact with a girl who was infected in Tzfat in the Upper Galilee.

On Monday, Channel 12 news cited a Health Ministry statistic to the effect that at least 175,000 Israeli children are not vaccinated against polio, described by the New York State Health Department as “a high...

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