Congo Introduces Vaccine Against Pneumonia

The Republic of Congo has introduced a free pneumonia vaccine and is the 15th Sub-Saharan African country to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine into its immunization programme.

Photo: Unicef

A young child is immunised with the new Pneumonia vaccine in Kinshasa, Congo.

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