Kazo: Parents urged to take their children for immunization.
The Kazo district RDC, Al-Hajji Mawiya Lule has rallied Parents and guardians to ensure that all their children under the age of five are vaccinated during the nationwide house-to-house Polio Immunization Campaign.
During an exclusive interview with Kazo FM, Mawiya noted that this vaccine does not have any negative effects on the children adding that it should be the responsibility of every parent to save the children against polio.
According to Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister for Health, the second round of the national house to house polio immunization campaign is scheduled to run from Friday 4th-10th November 2022 in all districts of Uganda except those currently handling the Ebola outbreak.
In July 2022, Ministry of Health received a batch of 12.9 million doses of Oral Polio Vaccines from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to facilitate this second round of National house to house Polio Vaccination campaign.
During this polio immunization campaign, health workers will visit all places including homes, schools, places of worship, markets, care care centers and playgrounds and administer the oral polio vaccine to all children below the age of five.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus a virus that invades the nervous system causing total paralysis within hours and mainly affects child children under five years old and is transmitted by the fecal-oral route and by aerosol droplets.
WHO adds that paralysis is the most severe symptom associated with polio and while there is no cure for polio, the disease can be prevented through administration of a simple and effective vaccine. The ongoing vaccination campaign in Uganda targets to eliminate all forms of poliovirus.