Shortage of yellow fever vaccines has hit all hospitals in Eastern Province.

Eastern Province has been hit with shortage of a vaccine for yellow fever for quite some time now.
This came to light during the Epidemic Preparedness and Epidemic meeting held in Chipata.
Almost all presentations by districts situated near the border areas showed that they have run out of the vaccine, a situation which has made people travelling to other countries not to be vaccinated against the disease.
And Provincial Medical Director, Kennedy Malama says that the vaccine which is being bought at 250,000 Kwacha per dose is expensive to procure.
Dr. Malama mentioned hospitals that are registered to have the vaccine as Petauke district hospital, St Francis Mission hospital and Chipata General Hospital.
He however, could not mention when the vaccine will be available in these hospitals.

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