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Public Health providing free MMR vaccinations

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 by Jolene Toves

Guam - In response to the on-going measles outbreaks in the Philippines, Federated States of Micronesia and various countries in the Asia Pacific region the Department of Public Health and Social Services is launching a Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination campaign. Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease that can easily be spread. One of the best ways to prevent measles is through the MMR vaccine. Public Health will be offering the vaccine for free to individual between the ages of 1 and 49 who are either unvaccinated or only had one dose of the measles vaccine. The following clinics have been scheduled for this event…on Saturday September 6th the Northern Regional Community Health Center and Astumbo Gym in Dededo from 9 am to 1 pm. Additional vaccinations will be offered at Dededo Public Health on September 13th and 20th from 9am to 1pm. On September 20th the Central Public Health in Mangilao will also be holding vaccinations from 9am to 1 pm. Followed by vaccinations at Southern Regional Clinic in Inarajan and Agat Community Center from 9 am to 1 pm. Lastly on October 2nd the Tamuning Gym will be hosting free Measles vaccinations from 9 am to 1pm. Adults must bring a photo ID and current shot record. Children must be accompanied by an adult, have shot record, if accompanied by an adult other than parent guardianship paper or authorization letter must be provided.

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