HAAD adds chickenpox vaccine to immunisation programme

29 September 2010

Abu Dhabi’s health regulator has announced the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine to the national immunisation programme. The vaccine will be introduced for children born on or after September 1, 2009. The minimum age to immunise a child against chickenpox is 12 months, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) said. The national immunisation programme, which was first introduced in the country in 1978, initially included the basic six vaccines against tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertusis and measles, but was later updated and expanded to include increased number of vaccines against more diseases.

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