Congo launches vaccination campaign against childhood killer diseases

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government on Thursday launched a campaign in Brazzaville to vaccinate children aged 0-11 months against several childhood killer dieases.

The Congolese Ministry said children would be vaccinated against polio, tuberculosis, diphtheria, whooping cough, yellow fever and hepatitis during  during the 7-day exercise.

It said the vaccination had become necessary because of the resurgence of certain diseases, as children were not being sent to the health facilities to complete the vaccinations.

Leaders in the various neighbourhoods would be explaining the importance of the vaccinations to the population, especially parents, on the need to protect children against epidemics.
-0- PANA MB/SSB/IBA/AAKA/MA 21July2011

21 july 2011 20:27:52




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