Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday ordered an emergency expansion of the state’s polio vaccination effort after scientists discovered the crippling and potentially deadly virus in Long Island’s sewage.
The latest test results, released Friday, add Nassau County to the list of places on alert over the potential spread of the crippling disease amid a resurgence made possible by low childhood immunization rates.
The governor’s emergency executive order aims to bolster the state’s immunization efforts by expanding the number of vendors who can dispense needles to include paramedics, pharmacists and midwives.
Public health officials have also detected the virus in the sewage systems in New York City and in upstate communities including Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties.
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