For Immediate Release
September 3, 2014; 2:05pm
DPHSS Release No. 2014-065
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is launching a Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Campaign due to on-going measles outbreaks in the Philippines, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and other neighboring countries in the Asia/Pacific region.
Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease that can be easily spread. One of the best ways to prevent measles is with the MMR vaccine. The DPHSS is offering the vaccine for free to everyone in the target population of 1 – 57 years of age who are either unvaccinated or who have had only one dose of measles vaccine.
The following clinics have been scheduled for this event:
Date Location Time
September 6th (Saturday) Northern Regional Community Health Center (Dededo) 9am – 1pm
September 6th (Saturday) Astumbo Gym (Dededo) 9am – 1pm
September 13th (Saturday) Northern Regional Community Health Center (Dededo) 9am – 1pm
September 20th (Saturday) Northern Regional Community Health Center (Dededo) 9am – 1pm
September 20th (Saturday) Central Public Health (Mangilao) 9am – 1pm
September 27th (Saturday) Southern Regional Community Health Center (Inarajan) 9am – 1pm
September 27th (Saturday) Agat Community Center 9am – 1pm
October 2nd (Thursday) Tamuning Gym 9am – 1pm
October 4th (Saturday) Yigo Gym 9am-2pm
We encourage everyone to take advantage of this free service.
The following documents must be provided:
Ø Adults – Photo ID and your most current shot record (if available).
Ø Children – Must be accompanied by an adult (parent, guardian, authorized adult); must bring shot record, guardianship papers or authorization letter.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Immunization Program, at 473-7148/7143.