To: Allegany County Media
From: Theresa Moore, Supervising Public Health Educator/Public Information Officer
Re: Are You Up To Date? Polio Vaccine!
Date: October 31, 2022
News Release: Are You Up To Date? Polio Vaccine!
Belmont, N.Y. – New York State has recently seen an increase in Polio cases in people that are unvaccinated or those that have not completed the series. The Allegany County Department of Health can help to make sure you and your family are up-to-date on your Polio Vaccines. Help us keep Allegany County healthy!
Polio is a serious and life-threatening disease. Polio is very contagious, and a person can spread the virus even if they are not sick or experiencing symptoms. The Poliovirus enters the body through the mouth, usually from hands contaminated with the stool of an infected person. Respiratory and oral-to-oral transmission through saliva may also occur.
Go to www.alleganyco.gov/departments/health to read the article on Polio in New York State from August 2022 and to find links to Polio information from the New York State Department of Health
Click here to view our upcoming immunization clinics: www.alleganyco.gov/departments/health and contact our office at (585) 268-9250 to schedule your appointment or talk with your healthcare provider today about the importance of polio vaccines!