NEWS- Door-to-door campaign of polio vaccination to children under 5 years officially started in Rukiga district Saturday November 12th 2022.
A Team of health workers accompanied by Village Health Teams (VHTs) and the local council Chairpersons started the new oral Polio vaccination (nOPV2) administering to all children in the district.
Dr. Musiimenta said that they have got enough approved Polio Vaccines from the Ministry of Health to vaccinate all children under the age of 5yrs.
Last Month the government of Uganda secured 12 million doses of Polio vaccine for children below the age of 5 targeting nearly 9 million children.
Dr. Alfred Driwale, the Program Manager of Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI) at the Ministry of Health explained that the Ministry was more concerned about the campaign because Uganda is surrounded by countries with weaker health systems and is prone to harboring the disease, which can easily be spread into the country.