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Ebola: Hope for vaccines increases

WHO ships in three evaluated candidate vaccines as outbreak evolves Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | First doses of candidate vaccines against the Sudan Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Uganda in the coming days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Supplies of one of the …

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Health ministry adds yellow fever on routine vaccination schedule

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will this month start offering yellow fever vaccines to children aged nine to twelve months, following the vaccine’s inclusion into the routine immunization schedule. Dr. Fred Nsubuga, a senior medical officer working with Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) in …

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EBOLA: Uganda to receive trial vaccine for Sudan strain

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is set to receive a hundred doses of a trial vaccine being developed to prevent the Ebola Sudan strain. Dr. Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO country representative revealed this on Thursday at a weekly WHO Africa press conference. He explained that there are two trial drugs being …

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Government to vaccinate children against malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Health, Margaret Muhanga has revealed that government plans vaccinate children against malaria. Muhanga made the revelation during a plenary sitting on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa. “If we do not vaccinate our children again malaria, then …

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