News Brief 9/2/2013, Elul 27, 5773
American Health Experts: Polio Booster for Visitors to Israel
The Atlanta based Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people visiting Israel get a polio vaccination or booster shot.
“You may need a polio vaccine before your trip to Israel,” says the CDC website. “If you were vaccinated against polio as a child but have never had an additional dose as an adult, you should get an additional dose. Adults need only one additional dose in their lives.”
“If you were not completely vaccinated as a child or do not know your vaccination status, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated.”