Covid-19 Hampers Kenya's Cervical Cancer Vaccination Campaign

An official update on the programme indicates that more than 400,000 girls aged 10 have missed out on the first phase of the exercise due to closure of schools for December holidays and subsequently due to Covid-19. The government kicked off the cervical cancer immunisation programme on October 18, 2019.


Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki witnesses the vaccination a 10 year old girl with HPV vaccine at Othaya Health Centre in Nyeri County (file photo).

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