KAMPALA — Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng the Health Minister has revealed that the partial results from 95% various vaccination posts countrywide show that at least 18,770,706 (105.2%) children were vaccinated against just concluded National Measles Rubella Campaign 2019.
This, according to health ministry supersedes the initial target of 18.1million children.
The minister also noted 86.2% of the children have been vaccinated against Polio during the just concluded immunization drive.
Dr. Aceng says the ministry will continue to update the public of the statistics as more results keep trickling in especially from regions which were granted extension and those that have experienced network challenges like Karamoja sub-region, Kalangala and Buikwe Districts.
Dr. Aceng has since encouraged parents to visit the health facilities within their respective districts to enable their children aged 9 months- 15 years who missed out during the vaccination exercise to access the vaccines.
In Kampala, the ministry has designated Kawempe Hospital, Child Health in Mulago NRH and KCCA clinic as some of the vaccination posts.
She also lauded all stakeholders including Technical, Political administrative, civic leaders, health workers, teachers and educationists at national and district level that participated in this exercise and ensured that no child was left behind during this campaign.