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Govt launches new measures to promote immunization

20 February 2014, 09:21

Nairobi - The government has launched the National Immunization Policy, a set of guidelines that will standardize the implementation of immunization schedules and services in the country.

The policy will be observed at all levels of immunization as a guide to health workers in provision of immunization services and as a guide to acceptable practices.

Cabinet Secretary for Health Services, James Macharia, said the country had seen an increase in the proportion of children immunized against communicable diseases from 64 percent in 2005/06 to 82 percent in 2012.

“We are surging forward and planning to introduce rotaovirus vaccine in July 2014. This will be a mile stone in prevention of diarrhoea diseases which are a major cause of child morbidity and mortality,” said Macharia.

 He added that Kenya had recorded the fastest rate of reduction of infant mortality in the region. This reduction, he said, is attributed to increased immunization services among other interventions.

The CS also noted that the involvement of the county governments is going to ensure that the intervention is successful.

“It must be noted that though the national coverage appears high there are major variations at county and sub-county levels and I am happy to see that we have our colleagues from the counties because there is no intervention that can be successful without the involvement of our county colleagues,” said Macharia.

– CAJ News

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