45m chil­dren to get measles shots

The Citizen (KZN) - - World - Lon­don

– Vac­cine group Gavi said this week it would help to in­noc­u­late up to 45 mil­lion chil­dren in coun­tries in Asia and Africa against measles over the next six months.

Gavi will work with gov­ern­ments and groups in­clud­ing the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion and Unicef to tar­get vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren un­der five years old.

Cases have surged dra­mat­i­cally in re­cent years, with al­most 430 000 cases re­ported for 2019, ac­cord­ing to pro­vi­sional data. – AFP

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