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Grounded flights threaten routine vaccine supply: UN

  Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Dozens of countries risk running out of vaccines for diseases like measles because of restrictions on flights brought in to tackle the new coronavirus, the United Nations warned on Friday. The UN children’s agency UNICEF called for support to unlock a massive backlog in …

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WHO warns of neglecting vaccinations during pandemic

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | The World Health Organization’s European office warned Thursday that to keep other infectious diseases in check, vaccination programmes must remain a priority even during the coronavirus pandemic. The warning came as the UN body noted that while the spread of the novel coronavirus seemed to be “plateauing in western Europe, …

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Lockdown affects routine immunization-UNEPI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current lockdown has led to a decline in the number of parents taking their children for routine immunisation, the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation-UNEPI has revealed. According to UNEPI, although they often record low numbers of children during the routine immunisation, the situation …

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Health Minister warns against sabotaging immunization campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Health Ruth Aceng has warned cultural and religious leaders against sabotaging the mass immunisation exercise against measles and rubella. The exercise startet today across the country and is targeting 18 million children from nine months to 15 years. Speaking at the …

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Four European states lose measles eradication status as cases soar: WHO

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP |  Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the UK, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging countries to step up vaccination efforts. “Re-establishment of measles transmission is concerning. If high immunisation …

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