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Date: 19/03/2018
Author: Minister Office
Source: MoPH
MOPH Warns Against Measles Outbreak in Lebanon and Assures It will Secure Vaccines Free of Charge
 
The Information office of the Ministry of Public Health issued the following statement:

Lebanon is currently witnessing an outbreak of measles cases among unvaccinated children, in particular in the districts of Baabda, Zahleh and some north districts, threatening the children’s health.

The Ministry of Public Health sounds the alarm about the risk of this disease and urges the parents to take responsibility of vaccinating their children, knowing that the Ministry is providing vaccines free of charge in all the healthcare centers and dispensaries across Lebanon.

The Ministry of Public Health has proceeded in taking the necessary measures in the regions where measles cases are reported, as it is conducting intensive measles vaccination campaigns targeting children up to 18 years of age, in addition to rubella and mumps vaccination.

The Ministry reminds the citizens of its readiness to respond to any inquiry made by parents by calling 1214.
 
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