MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba launches measles vaccination campaign for children

South Africa: Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba yesterday launched a measles vaccination campaign at Bohlale Creche, Burgersfort, in the Sekhukhune District.

South Africa: Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba yesterday launched a measles vaccination campaign at Bohlale Creche, Burgersfort, in the Sekhukhune District.

Measles is a viral infection that’s serious for small children but is easily preventable by a vaccine. It is highly infectious and extends rapidly from person to person, and persons of any age who are not vaccinated can catch measles and develop a disease. The disease extends through the air by respiratory droplets produced from coughing or sneezing.

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“If you see any person presents with fever, malaise, cough, conjunctivitis, and running nose, we should immediately visit our nearest health care facilities for medical care. We encourage parents to bring their children to the nearest clinic for measles vaccination catch up if they have missed the six months and 12 months measles program. Let’s help prevent the spread of measles outbreak”, said MEC Ramathuba.

 

Moreover, Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba during a visit to Tubatse Progressive Community Radio station. The MEC was encouraging parents to take their children for measles vaccination at their nearest clinics.

Measles is a viral infection that’s serious for small children but is easily preventable by a vaccine. It is highly infectious and spreads rapidly from person to person, and persons of any age who are not vaccinated can catch measles and develop a disease. The disease spreads through the air by respiratory droplets produced from coughing or sneezing.

MEC of Health in Limpopo, “Dr Phophi Ramathuba”, also tweeted about the Day one measles vaccination campaign in Sekhukhune district and stated that it was a success, and She also gave Special thanks to parents who brought their children in numbers. And she suggested that “You have to negotiate with them first before they allow you to touch their arms. You must convince them why you show them love by hurting them.”