Ministry of health organizes mass measles and Rubella vaccination

From September 25-29, 2019, the Ministry of Health will carry out a Mass Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign countrywide for all children aged 9 months to 14 years. 
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This campaign is aimed at;
Stopping the current Measles and Rubella outbreaks
Subsequently introducing the Rubella vaccine into the Routine Immunization Schedule.

During the same period, all children under 5 years will receive a booster dose of the oral Polio vaccine as Uganda is still at risk of importation of the Wild Polio Virus due to our porous borders and pockets of unimmunized children.

Vaccination will be done at designated health facilities, schools and vaccination posts countrywide.

Ministry of Health calls upon all parents, guardians, school authorities and leaders to cooperate with the health workers and ensure every child within the above age bracket is immunized.

‘Together, we can eliminate Measles and Rubella from Uganda’?

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