Parents asked to give consent for vaccination

2017-06-21 06:01

The Northern Cape Department of Health is calling on all parents and guardians of children from six months to five years to sign consent forms for their children to receive one dose of the measles vaccine as part of the Measles Campaign 2017.

Parents all over the province should expect their children to bring home forms that have been sent to all crèches and Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs), as the vaccination teams will visit these centres.

The department and centres thus request parents to send the signed forms with the child’s Road to Health Booklets (RTHBs) back to the crèches or centres for the purpose of recording the vaccination.

The department further urges parents or guardians with children who do not attend ECDs to bring their children with their RTHBs to the clinic nearest to where they stay to get a booster dose against measles.

The campaign started on Monday, 12 June, at all ECDs, crèches and public health centres, and will continue until Friday, 30 June.

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