NMS Announces Free Yellow Fever Vaccination


Entebbe – Uganda’s National Medical Stores (NMS) has launched a free yellow fever vaccination campaign as the agency moves to boost the health of Ugandans.

In a notice issued, the agency revealed that they are conducting a yellow fever vaccination at Mayor’s Garden, Entebbe at no cost and started Thursday, August 19, 2021.

” National Medical Stores is conducting a free Mass yellow fever vaccination exercise at Mayor’s Garden, Entebbe. The campaign started on Thursday 19th and will end on Monday 30th of August. Come get vaccinated against Yellow Fever at no cost!” read the statement

NMS’s statement further elaborated on the categories of people that were not supported to receive the vaccines for medical reasons

“Please note that the following categories of people are not supposed to be vaccinated against yellow fever: Pregnant women, children below 9 months, and anyone above the age of 60,” the statement emphasised.

Uganda is considered a high-risk country for Yellow fever by a comprehensive global strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE).

The EYE strategy was developed by WHO and partners following the 2016 urban yellow fever outbreak in Angola which spread to neighbouring countries and generated local transmission, exhausted global emergency stockpiles of vaccine, and highlighted the risk of international spread, as 11 cases were exported to China.

The Regional Committee of WHO in the African region endorsed the EYE strategy in 2017.


FULL NOTICE

THIS IS A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

National Medical Stores is conducting a free Mass yellow fever vaccination exercise at Mayor’s Garden, Entebbe. The campaign started on Thursday 19th and will end on Monday 30th August. Come get vaccinated against Yellow Fever at no cost!

Please note that the following categories of people are not supposed to be vaccinated against yellow fever: Pregnant women, children below 9 months, and anyone above the age of 60.

This message is brought to you by National Medical Stores;
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For more details please call, 0800122221 0800300333


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