Jordan's Health Minister refutes false claims regarding MR vaccine


Published: 2023-09-30 21:49

Last Updated: 2024-06-20 08:02

Jordan's Health Minister refutes false claims regarding MR vaccine
Jordan's Health Minister refutes false claims regarding MR vaccine

Health Minister Feras Hawari affirmed Saturday that all the circulated recordings regarding the Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine are "untrue."

Hawari told Roya's Nabd Al Balad that the Ministry of Health has begun coordinating with the Public Prosecutor and the Cyrbcrime Unit to take legal action against those who created these recordings.

Hawari urged those who published these recordings to provide evidence, especially since the vaccine has proven its effectiveness and has undergone all procedures to allow its circulation in Jordan.

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Earlier, the National Center for Epidemics and Communicable Diseases called for receiving the measles and rubella (MR) vaccine in Jordan.

In a statement released Friday, the center emphasized the importance of the national vaccination campaign, endorsing the efforts of the Ministry of Health (MoH), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The center highlighted that the MR vaccine in Jordan is safe and effective in saving children's lives.

Measles is a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease that can be easily prevented through vaccination.

The center also expressed support for the MoH's efforts in the national vaccination campaign.

The second phase of the campaign is set to begin in mid-October and will target all students in government and private schools, as well as kindergartens, nurseries, shelters, orphanages and events.

Notably, the MR vaccine provides lifelong protection for children, the center noted.

Parents were encouraged to dispel any concerns about the vaccine, increase their confidence in it, and encourage their children to receive it in order to enhance community immunity levels.