State of Emergency Over ANOTHER Virus
New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) on Friday declared a state of emergency.
Recall that New York already has states of emergency for COVID-19 and monkeypox.
The Empire State has gone for the trifecta.
Hochul declared a state of emergency for polio.
Hochul’s polio emergency order will expand her state’s vaccination efforts after the virus was detected in wastewater systems.
New York health officials are urging people to get vaccinated against polio, a disabling, paralytic virus that can infect a person’s spinal chord.
Health officials said everyone who is unvaccinated should receive their shots immediately.
They also recommended some New Yorkers should also receive a single, lifetime booster dose.
“Polio immunization is safe and effective – protecting nearly all people against disease who receive the recommended doses. Do not wait to vaccinate,” Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said in a statement.