MoH to hold sec­ond phase of measles im­mu­ni­sa­tion cam­paign from Sept 10-16

First phase of the cam­paign took place in Al Wusta and Dho­far gov­er­norates

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The sec­ond phase of the Na­tional Measles Im­mu­ni­sa­tion Cam­paign for peo­ple be­tween 20 and 35 years will be held from Septem­ber 10 to 16.

The cam­paign in­cludes the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vac­cine.

The Min­istry of Health (MoH) on Tues­day held a prepara­tory meet­ing chaired by Dr Saif al Abri, di­rec­tor gen­eral, Direc­torate Gen­eral of Dis­eases Sur­veil­lance and Con­trol and at­tended by se­nior min­istry of­fi­cials, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Di­rec­torates Gen­eral of Health Ser­vices in gov­er­norates, re­gional hos­pi­tals, and those from the civil and mil­i­tary health­care in­sti­tu­tions.

Ad­dress­ing the gath­er­ing, Dr Abri praised the ef­forts of health­care work­ers in the first phase of the cam­paign held in Dho­far and Al Wusta gov­er­norates.

He said a sero­log­i­cal study has found that a cer­tain per­cent­age of peo­ple in the 20-35 years age group did not take the MMR vac­cine.

Bader al Rawahi, head of the vac­ci­na­tion pro­gramme, talked about the sub-com­mit­tees that have been formed in all gov­er­norates in or­der to fol­low-up and su­per­vise the progress of the cam­paign.

Dr Saif al Abri

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