KENYA TO LAUNCH VACCINATION CAMPAIGN AGAINST MEASLES RUBELLA

The Kenyan government will begin vaccinating children between the ages of nine months and 14 years against measles rubella from this Monday.

Parents are urged to send their children to be vaccinated during the exercise which will run for nine days, the Ministry of Health says.

The Ministry said in a statement issued here over the weekend that it expected to vaccinate at least 19 million children in the country during the exercise which will particularly target 11 of Kenya’s 47 counties — Kilifi, Mombasa, Meru, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Baringo, West Pokot, Turkana, Samburu and Narok.

Meanwhile the Public Health Department has assured parents and guardians of the safety of the measles-rubella vaccine set to be administered from Monday nationwide. — NNN-KBC

Source: Nam News Network