MEASLES RUBELLA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

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MEASLES RUBELLA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

MEASLES RUBELLA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

Health County Executive Member, flanked by Kapseret Sub-County administrator and other health workers officially commenced the measles and rubella vaccination drive on Monday at Langas Primary School.

The jab program is a national drive targeting children aged 9 months to 14years. Uasin Gishu County, at its level, hopes to reach as many areas as possible as it moves to kick out the diseases.

The main objective of the program is to introduce MR vaccine so as to further reduce morbidity and mortality due to measles and rubella and help the country progress towards achieving global measles and rubella elimination goals.

The event is set to take place on 16th to 24th may 2016.

Whilst speaking during the launch of the vaccination program, Executive Member for Health, Mrs Margret said that target is to administer the jab to at least 380,000 children, aged between 9 months and 14 years

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