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Ministry of health launches nationwide polio vaccination exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng on Wednesday launched a nationwide door-to-door polio vaccination exercise targeting 8.7 million children aged below five years in the country. This is the second vaccination exercise after the first was held in January this year.   Today,together …

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Ministry of health to carryout second mass polio vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will next month conduct a second polio immunization campaign across the country targeting an estimated 8 million children below five years of age. The first national immunization campaign, carried out in January was recommended by the Ministry after a polio variant …

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Poliovirus found in NYC wastewater

Los Angeles, US | Xinhua | The New York State and New York City (NYC) departments of health said Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified polioviruses from sewage samples in the largest city of the United States, suggesting likely local circulation of the virus. …

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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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