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Nandi marks World Immunisation Week

Nandi marks World Immunisation Week


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

KNA by Linet Wafula

Health officials in Nandi County have called upon parents and care givers to ensure their children are fully immunised

Speaking at Kabiyet sub county hospital during the celebration themed ‘Humanly Possible, Immunisation for All’, Jane Samoei, the County Health Promotion Coordinator stated that proper vaccination improves the health and wellbeing of children and protects them from deadly diseases.

“We save children’s lives through vaccination. Our aim is to safeguard individuals of all ages through comprehensive immunisation efforts,” she said.

Mrs Samoei said Immunisation remains one of the most cost effective tools to preventing and controlling diseases, disabilities and deaths.

During the week, the Department of Health and Sanitation held a two-day immunisation training for immunisation staff, public health officers and community health promoters from across the entire county.

According to the Nandi County Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Coordinator Susan Biwott, training healthcare staff is crucial in improving the performance of immunisation programmes.

“Training and capacity building for immunisation staff is one of the most important factors in enhancing immunisation performance and effectively introducing new vaccines, technologies, practices and policies,” she said.

On his part, the County Reproductive Health Coordinator Laban Talam told locals that the vaccines especially HPV vaccine for girls between ages 10-14 are safe and effective, demystifying the myths around it.

“Immunisation will protect your future generation by saving lives. Every child deserves access to life saving vaccines that can protect them against illness, disability and death. Vaccines make it humanly possible to eradicate disease,” he said.

Courtesy; KNA

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