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PHOTOS: Masses Embrace Free Meningitis Immunisation

Hon. Dr. Moriku Joyce Odoki, Minister of State Primary Health Care

A big turn up was Thursday recorded at the start of the free meningitis immunization campaign in most of the 100 pre-selected immunization centers within 39 districts in high risk areas.

The high response was mainly received from children being vaccinated and some of the mothers that accompanied their children.

Luanched on Wednesday, ambulance http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/protect.php the immunization will go on till January 23rd and is mainly targeted at persons aged 1-29 years.

Dr. Ocaatre Ronald, ed http://colefrieman.com/v2/david-rothschild.php Central Supervisor of the free Mass Immunisation campaign in Maracha District confirmed that people had turned up in overwhelming numbers and that better turn up is still expected as the campaign goes on.

‘The first day as expected the turn up is very high. Mothers are bringing their children. Youth are also coming,’ he said.

Turn up at an Outreach Vaccination point  on Day one of the free immunization campaign against Meningitis A in Agago District

Turn up at an Outreach Vaccination point on Day one of the free immunization campaign against Meningitis A in Agago District

Cassim Ddumba, Social Mobiliser in Gulu, Northern Uganda and Sister Irwasi Okullu Betty, Supervisor in Kaberamaido, Eastern Uganda as well reported that many people had turned up for the immunization campaign.

“Overwhelming turn up, it’s more of children,” noted Sister Irwasi Okully Betty, Supervisor Kaberamaido District.

Menigitis A is a bacterial infection that affects mainly people aged between 1 to 30 years. Though treatable, the disease can best be prevented through immunisation.

In Uganda, the most susceptible regions include West Nile, parts of Bunyoro, Acholi and Lango regions, Teso.

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