Oman to add chicken pox to immunisation

08 July 2010

Oman's health ministry has added a chicken pox vaccine to its expanded immunisation programme, to provide newborns with immunity against one of the most infectious diseases afflicting children today, Oman Daily Observer has reported. The varicella vaccine will be introduced for the first time this year as part of the ministry's routine immunisation campaign. Infants born on or after November 1, 2010 will be the first to receive the vaccine.

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