Government accelerates children, adolescents vaccination

By Online Desk |  9 months ago | local

The government will in the next three months accelerate vaccination among children below five years and adolescents from twelve years in a campaign dubbed the big catch-up - which aims to reverse the decline in childhood inoculations recorded since the onset of the covid 19 pandemic.

Addressing journalists during a media briefing to mark World Immunization Week, Ministry of Health and Child Care, Health Promotions Officer Norman Dzirambi said the campaign will focus on covid-19, human papillomavirus, tetanus, and diphtheria vaccinations.

Speaking on the same platform, World Health Organisation public health specialist, Dr Maxwel Rufutse said the big catch-up campaign is an opportunity, to promote all vaccines particularly the one for covid-19.