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County set to roll out measles campaign

By June 17, 2021 No Comments

The immunization campaign targets children aged 9 to 59 months and will be available at all county health facilities.

Temporary immunization posts will be stationed in major centres and health workers will be going rounds to schools and churches.

The Ministry of Health has scheduled 25th of June as the day for the immunization to begin. Following that, the exercise will be implemented in 22 high-risk counties including Elgeyo Marakwet.

In preparation for the activity, the County has received 60,000 vaccine doses, face masks, Sun Visors paper and Reconstitution syringe among other items.

Health and Sanitation CEC Anita Kimwattan who was there to receive the vaccines, lauded Ministry of Health for providing logistical and training support. She stated that the importance of public health prevention cannot be overstated because it minimizes the cost of curative treatment.

Kimwattan urged parents to participate in the exercise and avail their children for immunization.

Hon Tich Cheboi, Chaiperson County Assembly Finance and Budgeting committee, who was in attendance underlined the importance of children’s immunization because good health begins at an early age.

Cheboi pledged to mobilize Community Health Volunteers (CHV) at the ward level to raise community awareness about the measles campaign.

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