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Meningitis vaccination to be a part ofregular programs

The Ministry of Health announced that from this year onwards Meningitis vaccination will be included in the category of the 12 antigens.

Asmara, 01 August 2020-  The Ministry of Health announced that from this year onwards Meningitis vaccination will be included in the category of the 12 antigens.

Indicating that previously 12 types of vaccinations have been provided regularly to children including TB, polio, tetanus, measles, hepatitis, influenza and others, Mr. Tedros Yihdego, Head of National Vaccination Program, said that starting from July this year Meningitis vaccination will be provided regularly and that will increase the variety vaccinations to 13.

Mr. Tedros noted that children at the age of 1 and six months should take the meningitis vaccination and urged parents to take their children to nearby health facilities vaccination.

According to the document from the Ministry of Health, in 2019 over 2.8 million citizens aged from one to thirty years have taken meningitis vaccination across the country.

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