Govt to Open More Yellow Fever Vaccine Centres

Kampala β€” Following a row between National Medical Stores (NMS) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) over yellow fever vaccines, government will accredit more health centres in border towns to ease access to the vaccines but at a cost.

The vaccine is currently administered at only four health facilities in the country including KCCA, Norvik Hospital, Entebbe airport clinic and the Surgery located in Naguru.

Yellow fever is a tropical virus disease that affects kidneys and liver and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Last month, the Ministry of Health confirmed a yellow fever outbreak in Masaka District and issued travel advisory asking travellers from high risk countries to present immunisation certificates at Entebbe International Airport.

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