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Somali Community Health Forums to Focus on Measles

Columbus Public Health

For Thursday, May 18, 2017

Contact:          Jose Rodriguez           614-604-5025              jrrodriguez@columbus.gov

                        Mitzi Kline                   614-374-1924             mitzikline@franklincountyohio.gov                    

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Somali Community Health Forums to Focus on Measles

Doctors, Community Leaders and Public Health to Share Education about Preventable Disease

WHAT:           Somali Community Health Forums on Measles 

WHO:              Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health

WHEN:           Friday, May 19, 2017

6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

2-3:30 p.m.

WHERE:         May 19 – Somali Community Association of Ohio, 4322 Cleveland Ave.   

                        May 20 – Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center, 591 Industrial Mile Rd.

DETAILS:       These free community discussions will give residents the opportunity to learn about measles and how they can protect their families from this preventable disease. 

                        Measles is very contagious – and can make children so sick they have to go to the hospital or even die. The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent the disease.

                        MMR vaccines are available from:

  • Family Doctors
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Primary Care Centers (614-722-6200)
  • Franklin County Public Health (614-525-3719)
  • Columbus Public Health (614-645-7945)
  • Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers (614-416-4325 or 614-235-5555)
  • Lower Lights Christian Health Center (614-274-1455)
  • Lutheran Social Services (614-224-6617)
  • PrimaryOne Health Centers (614-645-5500)
  • Southeast Healthcare Services (614-225-0990 or 614-224-4850)
 

A full list of provider locations is available at www.columbus.gov/measles.

 

There is a measles outbreak in Minneapolis. Residents who are traveling there or having visitors should be vaccinated before the visits. 

MORE INFO:  For more information on measles and the Somali Community Health Forums,                                         visit publichealth@columbus.gov or www.myfcph.org.

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