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Ugandan company to manufacture polio vaccine in new deal with Sinovac

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Vaccine Access Initiative, a subsidiary of Microhaem Scientific and Medical Supplies Company has finalised plans to manufacture polio vaccines at its Ntinda-based facility. Dr Cedric Akwesigye, Microhaem’s Managing Director told URN in an interview on Wednesday that they have entered a technological transfer …

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Vaccination key to keeping Africa polio free: WHO

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Total eradication of polio in sub-Saharan Africa will be within reach if governments and multilateral lenders intensify routine immunization targeting children in the continent’s high-risk outposts, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday. Modjirom Ndoutabe, coordinator of polio eradication program at the WHO Regional …

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Two teachers in Wakiso arrested for sabotaging polio vaccination campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two teachers have been arrested for allegedly sabotaging the polio vaccination campaign. Last week, the government launched the vaccination exercise among children below five years. The teachers of St Anthony Kindergarten and Moonlight both in Maganjo were arrested by the District Health Team and the Police …

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Health ministry extends deadline for mass polio vaccination campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The mass polio vaccination campaign will go on for another three days following an extension by the health ministry. The ministry was prompted to extend the exercise that started on Thursday last week due to lack of vaccine carriers, according to health officials. Now, the exercise …

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Pader district fails to meet polio vaccination target

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pader district has failed to vaccinate all the targeted children under five years during the polio vaccination campaign. The campaign targets the Wild Polio 2 virus, samples of which were detected last year at two sewage treatment sites. This type of polio can lead to permanent …

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Shortage of vaccine carriers slows Polio vaccination in Arua

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua City Health officials have been forced to extend days for Polio vaccination over a shortage of vaccine carriers. The vaccination campaign targeting children aged below five years kicked off on Saturday in Arua. However, the campaign has been hampered by inadequate carriers forcing …

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Nationwide polio immunization underway

Uganda has started a three-day nationwide polio immunization exercise targeting over 8.8 million children under the age of five years Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua |  Uganda has started a three-day nationwide polio immunization exercise targeting over 8.8 million children under the age of five years. Vaccination officers moved from house …

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Wakiso targets 640,000 children in mass polio vaccination campaign

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district is targeting to immunize 640,000 children during the mass polio vaccination campaign. The three-day vaccination campaign against polio among children aged five years and below was launched in Wakiso on Thursday. The campaign that targets 8.7 million children aims to also reach children …

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Kitgum targets 48,000 children in mass polio vaccination campaign

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district health department is targeting to vaccinate more than 40,000 children aged below five years during the first phase of the polio vaccination exercise on Friday. The Acting District Health Officer, Dr. Henry Okello Otto says the vaccination is part of a nationwide campaign …

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