Gov’t launches new diarrhea vaccine

Dr. Rugunda vaccinating one of the babies at the faction

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda today on behalf of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni launched Rotavirus vaccine which protects children against acute diarrhea.

Dr Rugunda launched the vaccine in Buikwe district.Rotavirus vaccine is now in the routine Uganda immunisation schedule.

The Rota virus is responsible for causing 40% of diarrhea in children below 1 year of age.According to the Minister of health,Dr Aceng Jane the vaccine has been distributed to all districts in the country.

“Preventive health care is the best,effective and cheapest means of delivering health services to our people,” said Dr Rugunda.He urged parents to ensure that children start and complete the immunisation schedule.

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