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MINISTER ACENG: Vaccines are safe, no fatalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng has come out to reassure the nation that social media stories that there have been fatalities during the National Measles-Rubella and Polio Immunization campaign, are false. “The MR vaccine is safe and effective and does not have any fatal …

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HEALTH: Measles and rubella

One disease or two? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has conducted a mass measles-rubella and polio vaccination campaign between Oct.16-22. Initially planned to be a five-day mass immunisation campaign but extended to seven days in selected areas, it used up to 20 million doses on the Measles-Rubella (MR) …

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Ministry of health surpasses measles-rubella immunization target

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More children were vaccinated in the concluded Measles-Rubella mass immunization campaign.  While the ministry had planned to vaccinate 18 million children,the number surpassed to 20 million. The mismatch between the planned and actual number of children vaccinated has led to a disagreement between the ministry …

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Gov’t to sanction schools for sabotaging measles-rubella

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Education Ministry has said that it’s planning to deal with all teachers who sabotages the just concluded immunization campaign against, Measles, Rubella and Polio.  The campaign that began on October 16, was supposed to give learners aged 15 and below a booster dose of …

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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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Rubella, measles mass immunization campaign launched in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district officially launched the mass immunization against Measles, Rubella and Polio, ahead of the nationwide campaign that started today. The campaign, to be conducted in schools for the first three days and in communities for the last two days, targets all children younger …

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Gulu seeks extra UGX28m for mass measles vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district health department is seeking an additional 28 million shillings for the mass vaccination against measles and rubella diseases. The district last week received 152 million shillings from the Ministry of Health for the exercise that will start from 15th to 19th of …

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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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