Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Measles-Rubella massive immunization exercise begins

Sharon Kabugho

Ministry of health has planned a Measles -Rubella -polio vaccination campaign in response to the Measles -Rubella outbreaks that have been reported in the country . 

The campaign will be conducted conducted from 16th to 20th October 2019;first 3days in schools and the last 2 days in the community vaccination posts . 
The measles - Rubella immunization campaign is targeting all children aged between 9months  and 15yrs irrespective of the immunization status and will cover all districts in Uganda. 
The Measles - Rubella - polio vaccines are safe , effective and free and available at government and non government facilities. Immunization is one  of the most important health interventions that protects people from vaccine preventable diseases.
Let us share the information until it reaches everyone. No child between the age of 9months to15yrs should be left out during this campaign.