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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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Vaccine-derived polio virus remains an emergency for Africa-WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organisation has cautioned that a Vaccine Derived Polio Virus, remains an emergency for Africa where several children under 15 remain unvaccinated.     Vaccine-derived polio spreads mostly where vaccine coverage is low and there is poor sanitation. In this case, a child who is …

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Routine immunization failing- Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 20% of babies supposed to be benefiting from routine immunization are not getting the vaccine. This was revealed by Dr Alfred Driwale the Programme Manager Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization in the Ministry of Health in an interview with Uganda Radio Network. Driwale …

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456 vaccinated against Ebola

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 456 people have been vaccinated against Ebola using the Ebola rVsV that has proved to be 97 percent effective in protecting people against the deadly disease. The vaccine being used is produced by Merck Pharmaceuticals. Those vaccinated are believed to have been in contact …

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Gov’t worried about global HPV vaccine shortage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry may not meet its target of vaccinating all girls of ten of age against the Human Papilloma Virus-HPV following a global shortage of the vaccine. The Human Papilloma Virus is a cancer causing virus, which is transmitted by men and can only …

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