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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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Tanzania on high alert as yellow fever outbreak reported in Kenya

Travelers from high risk countries are not allowed to enter into the country without proof of yellow fever vaccination certificates Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian health authorities said on Wednesday the government is on high alert over the reported outbreak of yellow fever in neighboring Kenya. Ummy Mwalimu, …

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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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Over 50,000 get vaccinated against yellow fever in NMS drive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | About 54,750 Ugandans have been vaccinated against yellow fever in the twelve day exercise organized by the National Medical Stores-NMS. NMS commenced its annual mass vaccination drive at Mayor’s garden, Entebbe municipality on August 19. The exercise ended yesterday, August 30. During the exercise, our …

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Thousands turn up for free NMS Yellow Fever vaccination

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people turned up at the Mayor’s Gardens in Entebbe for a free yellow fever vaccination exercise organized by National Medical Stores-NMS. It started on Thursday and will end on Monday. On Saturday, it was a hustle, and survival for the fittest as people …

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Vaccination against yellow fever in affected districts starts in March

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The vaccination exercise against yellow fever in areas that recently had positive cases will start on March 9th. Dr. Immaculate Ampaire, the Deputy Programme Manager Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI) told Uganda Radio Network yesterday that after vaccines arrived in the country Monday evening, …

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Funding for disease outbreaks to expire next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The overwhelming number of disease outbreaks is stretching the budget for health emergencies. This is according to Dr Allan Muruta the Commissioner Public Health Emergencies at the Ministry of Health. Muruta says that a loan worth 15 million dollars which they secured from the …

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Uganda, WHO declare yellow fever outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s ministry of health has declared an outbreak of yellow fever in the districts of  Moyo and Buliisa. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. This outbreak will be the fourth that Uganda has declared in the recent past …

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