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Civil council opens center for routine vaccinations in al-Rai, Aleppo

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Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Maan Salti
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Publication date: 2018/12/10 11:45

Aleppo - SMART

The civil council of the city of al-Rai, 50 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, announced the opening of a center for routine vaccinations within the al-Rai Health Center, in collaboration with the Syrian Immunization Group (SIG).

On Monday, Dr. Mohammad Othman, manager of the al-Rai Health Center, told SMART that the vaccination center will give routine vaccines to children between the ages of one day and five years, in addition to tetanus vaccines for women at the age of fertility.

Othman said that the center will give vaccines to about three thousand children from the city, about one thousand others from the villages of Tall Ayshah, Ayashah, Kersanly, Khaliliyah, Sandi, and Shebran, and women between the ages of 15 and 45.

Ohtman also said that the center will give routine vaccines to children, including tuberculosis, lever inflammation, polio, and pentavalent vaccines, in addition to tetanus vaccines for women.

Othman said that the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) provided the vaccines and the World Health Organization (WHO) supervised the project.

In December 2018, a vaccination campaign against polio targeted around 35 thousand children in the cities and towns of the Afrin, Azaz, al-Bab, Jarabulus, and Western Aleppo countryside areas. Another campaign against measles targeted tens of thousands of children in the Aleppo governorate in November 2018.