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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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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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Yellow fever vaccine added on routine immunization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†The Ministry of Health is introducing yellow fever vaccination on its routine immunization schedule. This will bring the number of immunizable diseases under this program from thirteen to fourteen. Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said they are finalizing plans to start dispensing the jab …

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