Antisemitism Complaints Force NY Health Department To End Vax Program
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- The New York State Department of Health abruptly ended a vaccination program Tuesday aimed at Jewish communities after it sparked complaints of antisemitism, according to Newsday.
- State officials had expressed concerns over the uptick in polio cases in the Jewish state over the past year, and issued a travel advisory for Jews traveling to Israel for the upcoming holiday of Passover, according to Times of Israel.
- As a result, the department launched an initiative to encourage Jews traveling to Israel to get the polio vaccine by sending a truck to Jewish neighborhoods with the phrase “Polio is spreading in Israel” and “Get immunized now,” according to Newsday.
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