Medical authorities treated 2,566 people this year, a 9 percent rise from last year.
Israel's north has the highest vaccination rate, at 69%; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are lagging well behind, with 19.8% and 5.15% respectively.
Sharon has undergone abdominal surgery to correct a problem in his intravenous feeding system; his condition remains unchanged.
Studies suggest vaccine-linked autoimmune conditions; nearly half of Israeli women who develop cervical cancer die of the disease.
The two-drop, oral inoculation contains two types of weakened virus: strain 3 and strain 1, which has been discovered in Israels sewage systems since May.
City-dwellers went to the Negev, where the spectacular Perseid shower featured up to 100 meteors an hour.
Health Ministrys Operation Two Drops to expand northward, amid pockets of parental resistance.
From August 18, parents of all children between 4 months and 9 and a half years will be asked to inoculate kids amid evidence that polio virus is present in sewage systems throughout the country.
As the government announces a campaign to vaccinate 150,000 children in the south of Israel, members of the public have called parents to abstain citing safety concerns.
Ichilov Hospital makes decision in light of proximity of deaths; some 1,114 Israelis currently awaiting various transplants, including 164 liver transplants.
Health Ministry:'Danger level is simply zero.'
Health Ministry considering inoculating 150,000 to 200,000 children up to age nine and a half with same vaccine given in well-baby (Tipat Halav) clinics, which contains a weakened form of the virus.
An estimated 10 meteors an hour will be seen in Wednesday's showers, according to the Israeli Astronomical Association.
Virus was first detected in south in May and continued to spread to Israel's center through sewage system.
Annual Health Ministry report shows Leumit HMO suffers from greatest increase in justified complaints.
Prof. Yaron Ilan, who heads the Department of Internal Medicine A at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, gets light punishment considering the seriousness of the offenses.
Tissue can be frozen to be used in the future when special drugs are available.
The European Union has published a directive forbidding funding beyond the 1967 borders.
Expecting suicides to be prevented in all cases is like expecting doctors to cure patients every time, psychiatrists argue.