News Brief 8/18/2013, Elul 12, 5773
Health Ministry Answers Questions on Polio Vaccine
The campaign to eradicate polio in Israel that has been conducted in southern Israel over the past several days has now spread to the rest of the country. Parents of children born on 1.1.2004 or later have been asked to bring their children to the nearest Tipat Chalav child health clinic so that they may be given the oral polio vaccine.
Health Ministry officials decided to expand the operation after repeated tests showed the wild polio virus in sewage, and showed that the virus has been spreading to children. So far there have been no cases of illness caused by the virus.