Immunisation Bill Heads to Parliament

information pills sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The director General of Health Services, medical Dr. Jane Ruth buy information pills sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Aceng, told Chimpreports in an exclusive interview, that after failing to achieve the required targeted 90% immunisation coverage in 2013, the ministry of Health decided to take another step.

“We have already acquired a certificate of financial implications from the ministry of Finance allowing private members to table a bill at the floor of Parliament so that parents take full responsibility of child immunisation,” she pointed out.

Robert Mayanja, the Programmes Manager UNEPI, says Uganda which is among African Countries that conduct routine immunisation, has introduced three new vaccines.

“The pneumococcal vaccine (treats pneumococci virus) will be used to prevent Pneumonia and meningitis,” he said.

He further noted that the second, papilomal, will be introduced in May next year to be administered to girls between ages 10-14 and aimed at preventing cervical cancer at old age.

“We have decided to focus on that particular age because the vaccine works best when administered to women who have not yet had any sexual encounters. Human Papiloma virus is more resistant when it comes to those who are already exposed to sex.

The third vaccine, Inactivated Polio Vaccine, will be introduced in May next year to help phase out the oral polio vaccine and eradicate polio by 2018.


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