DDC urges parents to get their children vaccinated

DDC urges parents to get their children vaccinated

 

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NONTHABURI, 7th December 2018 (NNT) - The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has warned parents to make sure that their children are fully vaccinated against common diseases during the winter months. 

The DDC Director-General, Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, said the general public should start protecting themselves and their children from diseases commonly found during winter. 

One of them is measles, which can be infected and spread by bodily fluids. Its virus can also float in the air for about one hour after someone with measles coughs or sneezes indoors. The symptoms include rashes and other complications, such as pharyngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, otitis media, conjuctivitis, diarrhea, and encephalitis. 

The Ministry of Public Health recommends nine-month infants to receive their first Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination, and a follow up at two years and six months old. The effectiveness of the MMR vaccination is 95 percent. 

Parents whose children have yet to receive the vaccination can also bring their children to consult with physicians, and receive the vaccine at any public healthcare facilities. For more information, call the DDC hotline at 1422.

 
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