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Zulekha offers free measles vaccination

ABU DHABI, November 7, 2015

Zulekha Hospital, leading healthcare provider in the UAE, has partners with Dubai Health Authority to provide young people free vaccination against measles.

The new immunisation campaign against measles has been launched across the UAE to reduce the prevalence of the disease among those between the ages of 1 and 18 years.

Zulekha Hospital and the DHA are encouraging the UAE residents to visit its Dubai branch for a free vaccination to eradicate measles.

The Ministry of Health successfully conducted a workshop to train all health officials from Zulekha Hospital involved in the National Measles Immunisation Campaign, which runs until November 26.

The timings at Zulekha Hospital Dubai are as follows:

Sunday:    7:00am-3:00pm
Monday:    3:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesday:    7:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday:    3:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday:    7:00am-3:00pm
Saturday:    3:00pm-11:00pm

Under this scheme, Zulekha Hospital Dubai will provide children with one dose of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine by injection at its vaccination department.

CEO Zanubia Shams said: "Measles is one of the leading causes of death amongst children worldwide, which is why our drive to encourage the community to take advantage of the free vaccinations for the National Measles Immunisation Campaign is so important."

"The campaign, which is being held in partnership with Dubai Health Authority and the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi, is aimed towards preparing health professionals to provide free immunisation for Emiratis and UAE residents," she added.-TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Measles | Vaccination | Zulekha |

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