The Ministry of Community, Mother and Child Health in Lundazi district given 13,000 doses of pnumococcal and measles vaccine second dose.

The Ministry of Community, Mother and Child Health in Lundazi district has received 13,000 doses pnumococcal vaccine and measles vaccine second dose.
The two vaccines are meant to prevent pneumonia and measles in children.
District Community Medical Officer, Dr. Allan Chisenga has confirmed to Breeze News, stating that the vaccines are targeting children under the age of two.
Dr. Chisenga says that government has decided to introduce the two vaccines in the district because of high burden of diseases with respect conditions, which the vaccines can prevent.
He explained that most children at the OPD, Out Patient Department present complaints of cough.
Dr. Chisenga further stated that Lundazi district experienced an outbreak of measles where more than 6,000 cases were recorded.
He says that this was the reason why the Ministry of Health had to recommend for a second dose to improve on the immunity in children.
The community medical officer has advised medical personnel to grasp the importance of the newly introduced vaccine.

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