Head of the Western Cape Department of Health, Dr Beth Engelbrecht, is calling on parents to immunize their children against measles. It is a contagious disease that is air borne and if left untreated, can cause complications such as encephalitis. Identifying even just one case is a step towards preventing the spread, and eventually eradicating it.
We are very encouraged by the cooperation of the schools. It is out there. We are on it and we are handling it. But if you are a parent, please make sure your child is immunized. Vaccination is free at all public clinics.— Dr Beth Engelbrecht, HoD, Western Cape Department of Health
Listen to Kienno Kammies talk to Dr Beth Engelbrecht, Head of the Western Cape Department of Health:
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