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Uganda: 18.7 million children immunized against measles, rubella and polio

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At least 18.7 million children under the age of fifteen in Uganda have received immunization against measles, rubella, and polio.

Moreover, the Uganda Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed that the ministry immunized 18.7 children, surpassing the 18.1 million target.

By and large, the government vaccinated 105 percent of children against deadly diseases.

Meanwhile, the ministry targeted 8.2 million children for the polio vaccine.

The ministry of health says it implemented the vaccination exercise to interrupt the measles and rubella outbreak.

The five days mass vaccination of measles, rubella, and polio commenced on October 16.

The vaccination campaign is in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, and it targeted 18,100,000 children under the age of 15.

In fact, the ministry added an extra two weeks to the campaign.

Parents are encouraged to visit health facilities within their respective districts so their children can access the vaccine.

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