Muscat: The Ministry of Health, represented by the Department of Infectious Diseases Control at the General Directorate of Health Services in Dhofar Governorate, held a preparatory workshop aimed at training workers in the program on new changes in the child immunization schedule, where the Ministry approved the hepatitis A vaccine to be included in the routine child immunization schedule, given that From February 2020.
The workshop also aims to train in how to use, give and keep the vaccine in addition to writing it in the child health card and the child health record.
Dr. Salem bin Saeed Habash Al Kathiri, Director of the Department of Control and Control of Infectious Diseases attended, and 50 participants representing department directors, directors of the immunization program and officials of immunization clinics in primary health care institutions in the various states of the governorate.
The seminar touched on the procedures for replacing the quadruple meningitis vaccine for pilgrims, pilgrims, and travelers to endemic countries, and some other target groups with a highly effective vaccine that gives immunity for five years instead of three.
And With mention that the new procedure (inserting epidemiological liver grafts) will give the first dose to children at the age of 13 months from birth, that is in February 2020, and the Ministry of Health has achieved a high coverage rate for all approved vaccines (99%) due to the awareness of the community members and their interest in vaccinating their children in The specific dates and the positive role that health personnel play in educating the community.