A shortage of an oral polio vaccine and two other vital boosters has entered its second month, putting thousands of newborns at risk. This comes as the government prepares for a four-day polio vaccination campaign.
Vaccine Shortage Exposes Thousands of Babies to Polio
Nation, 15 July 2019
By the end of Monday, Kenya’s birth registry would have recorded about 3,154 newborns. Read more »
A child receives polio vaccine at Hagadera Refugee Camp in Dadaab, Garissa County (file photo).
Ministry Reassures Public Vaccines Are Available
Nation, 27 June 2019
The Ministry of Health has taken the necessary measures to ensure that all vaccines are available. Whereas Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki Wednesday acknowledged that there was a… Read more »
Nearly six million children in 32 counties will be vaccinated against polio despite the Catholic Church asking parents to boycott the exercise over the safety of the vaccine. Read more »
In the past, the church objected to the use of the tetanus vaccine, claiming it was a disguised contraceptive. Read more »
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