Ministries of health,education call parents to vaccinate children
The Ministries of Health and Education have made a joint request calling parents to complete the basic immunizations for their children who are reading in the primary section of the schools throughout the Kingdom .
The children’s vaccines are available in more than 2,000 Primary Healthcare Centers in Saudi Arabia .
The call is part of the campaign undertaken by the two ministries each year to vaccinate the students in the primary classes of the school.
According to a joint communique issue by the two ministries , the vaccinations will help prevent children from serious diseases, such as chickenpox , diphtheria , diarrhea , polio,tetanus, hepatitis B ,measles , mumps and rubella.
Since 1995, the Kingdom has been in full control of poliomyelitis and the Kingdom was declared free of the disease .
The Kingdom is one of the first countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region ,EMR , to use child vaccines Including polio vaccines, and that no cases of poliomyelitis have been recorded since 1995.
In a massive awareness campaign, the Ministry of Health launched the children’s vaccination drive throughout the Kingdom to cover all schools during the commencement of the new academic year in September this year.