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MPs call for livestock vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want government to carry out countrywide vaccination of livestock to curb the spread of the foot and mouth disease in the cattle corridor. The call was made after Napak District Woman Member of Parliament, Faith Nakut raised a matter of urgency during …

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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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Rockefeller launches vaccination network

USD$7.4 million initiative designed to scale up Covid-19 vaccine demand strategies | THE INDEPENDENT | The Rockefeller Foundation has launched the Vaccination Action Network (VAN), a USD$7.4 million learning initiative designed to bolster efforts to strengthen health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. The locally-led, peer-to-peer learning initiative is designed to engage …

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Migrant workers pay for Covid-19 certificates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Migrant workers are paying more than 100,000 Shillings to acquire COVID-19 vaccination certificates through agents at labour export companies and data entrants at certain vaccination sites across the country. Some of the migrant workers told our reporter that they paid to get vaccination certificates to …

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Legislators reject mandatory vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has rejected the proposed compulsory vaccination of adults that is provided for under the Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The government had proposed under the bill that was approved on Tuesday that persons who fail to comply with a requirement for vaccination would be …

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Report adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccine experts are encouraging Ugandans to report adverse reactions early as the government launches the third COVID-19 vaccination campaign. According to the vaccinologists, many of the reactions experienced by people after vaccination are being reported by family members late thus hindering proper investigations. They say …

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Eight African countries report confirmed monkeypox cases: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Eight African countries have so far reported confirmed monkeypox cases, with several more countries reporting suspected cases, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti. At an online media briefing held on Thursday, Moeti said that with nearly 1,900 confirmed monkeypox cases …

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