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UGANDA | Fake Hepatitis B Vaccine Supplied to Lira Schools

New Vision

Lira assistant District Health officer has advised schools intending to vaccinate their students against Hepatitis B to consult with their offices before procuring vaccine. Opio John Nelson said the vaccine is a delicate item that must be handled with care and professionalism.

According to Opio, some suppliers have started supplying schools with fake vaccine. He warned: “It can be very dangerous to peoples’ health.” He added that children below the age of 14 should not be vaccinated against Hepatitis B because it was included it routine vaccination for children.

Opio cautioned the public to guard against getting in contact with body fluids because it’s one way of contracting the virus. Government needs at least shb40b to vaccinate all Ugandans against the Hepatitis B, according the minister of primary health care Sarah Opendi.

Published: May 07, 2015. By New Vision

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