Measles immunisation campaign continues

MUSCAT: The second phase of the National Measles Immunisation Campaign (NMIC) that was officially launched on Sunday is continuing, covering people in the age group of (20-35) at all governorates excluding the governorates of Dhofar and Al Wusta. MUSCAT: The second phase of the National Measles Immunisation Campaign (NMIC) that was officially launched on Sunday is continuing, covering people in the age group of (20-35) at all governorates excluding the governorates of Dhofar and Al Wusta. Muscat 158,247 at 24.2 per cent, Al Dakhiliyah 53,566 at 35.4 per cent, North Batinah 142,012 at 46.5 per cent, South Batinah 53,710 at 34.6 per cent, North Al Sharqiyah 38,328  at 35.9 per cent, South Al Sharqiyah 42,641 at 36.8 per cent, Al Dhahirah 27,936 at 36.3 per cent, Al Buraimi 17,969 at 36.7 per cent, Musandam 8,504 at 47.9 per centThe national drive witnessed a vast turnout from people in the Sultanate’s different governorates as the preliminary data of the first and second day indicated. It is worth mentioning that the campaign mainly helps in mitigating and eliminating the disease as well as promoting the immunity system thus maintaining a measles-free society. Ensuring the safety and health of community individuals, the ministry calls on all people in the Sultanate aged 20 to 35 years to visit the nearest vaccination site in order to get vaccinated, free of cost, as per scheduled dates.The ministry further calls upon all to take the information from the MoH reliable sources or the MoH’s contact centre, paying no attention to rumours.

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