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From The Health Office

Thursday, March 9, 2017

From the Health Office

We are pleased to inform you that 97 children under 15 years old received the measles booster vaccine last Tuesday, 7 March. Our school supported this measles supplementary vaccination campaign that the Government of Ethiopia and the Ministry of Health was conducting.

We extend our gratitude to the District Health office of the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia for coming and administering the vaccines. We also thank the ICS administration for their support to this national vaccination campaign, which benefits the ICS community.

The Health Office wants to take this opportunity to ask you to review the vaccine schedule of your family with your doctor and update your vaccinations. Remember that vaccines reduce the risk of infection when bacteria or viruses invade the body and might cause illness. Vaccines help develop immunity by “imitating” an infection while not causing illness. Routine vaccines are not readily available in Ethiopia so take opportunity of your family trips abroad and get vaccinated as your doctor recommends. Some private clinic and hospital in Addis have available MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), hepatitis B, rabies and meningitis. Government offices offer polio, yellow fever, measles, rotavirus, BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine) tuberculosis, tetanus and hemophilia influenza (haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccines.

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