Rwanda rolls out measles-rubella vaccine

RWANDA has become the first country in Africa to introduce the combined Rubella-Measles vaccine.

RWANDA has become the first country in Africa to introduce the combined rubella-measles vaccine.

A national vaccination campaign against the two diseases was launched today in Kibeho Sector, Nyaruguru District, and is set to conclude on Friday.

 

Countrywide, about five million children - almost half of the population - aged between nine months and 14 years are set to benefit from the vaccine which protects against sickness from both measles and rubella viruses.

 

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