Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
Basic Vaccination at Primary Schools
Dear Father/ Mother,
 
Completing the basic vaccination doses is very essential for your child’s health. Four basic vaccines should be given to all new students (aged six to seven) at private and public primary schools. These vaccines feature the following:
  1. DTP vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). Only TD (tetanus-diphtheria) vaccine would be enough for students aged seven.
  2. MMR vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella.
  3. Chicken pox (varicella) vaccine.
  4. Oral polio vaccine (OPV).

These vaccines are effective, safe and from reliable resources. Also, their side effects are limited and simple, such as injection site soreness and high temperature, the day following vaccination, which can be avoided using antipyretic (when needed) and applying a cold pack to the injection area for one day following vaccination.

Two categories can be excluded from vaccination at schools:
  • Anyone who has been vaccinated earlier at 4 to 6 years of age.
  • Anyone who might experience a severe allergy to one of these vaccines or their components (during previous vaccination).
If your son/ daughter is one of the above categories, please fill in the vaccination exemption form and submit it, along with the original vaccination card, to the school.

The vaccination exemption form ​(Available only in Arabic)

Thank you for your cooperation to protect your kids against deadly diseases. 

 
 
 
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