Leaders agree to work in unison to reach vaccination target

Khwisero sub county leaders

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Khwisero leaders from left Edward Mchelule, Tabitha Kiberenge, Elijah Kodo,Education director, Mrs. Gentrix Amata.

Measles-Rubela vaccination kicked off well in Khwisero sub county as both leaders from public health, administration, education and even church leaders promise to work together hand in hand to make sure they hit a hundred percent of their target.

Public health officer led by Mr. Edward Mchelule and Tabitha Kiberenge said they are targeting to vaccine a total number of 52476 children of age 9 month to 14 years.

They assured parents that the vaccine is safe for their children and encouraged all parents from khwisero sub county to allow their children vaccinated.

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Khwiero health promotion officer Mrs. Tabitha Kiberenge in her office.

They said all hospitals and clinics will be giving vaccination adding they will be also visiting children gatherings in schools, churches and even funeral functions.

Mrs. Tabith has advised parents to ignore messages being circulated on social media saying that the vaccination of Measles and Rubella is not safe for their children.

She has encouraged them not to be misled by people who have no idea of vaccination but instead seek advice from public health officer’s personnel.

Jentrix Amata educational officer said he has talked to all heartaches and she has directed them to allow health officers who will be visiting their schools to give children of age 9 month to 14 years.

She said this is a very good idea from national which will make children healthy and have enough time in class to study urging parents to cooperate and allow their children to be vaccinated.

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Khwisero leaders from left Edward Mchelule, Tabitha Kiberenge, Elijah Kodo,Education director, Mrs. Gentrix Amata.

Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Elijah Kodo, added that for a country to progress it must invest in health.

“Any country that wants to progress must invest more in health, and as a country we must prevent diseases that can be prevented “ said Mr. Kodo.

He said the government is using a lot of money in this immunization hence encouraged parents to allow their children to be immunized as a way of giving thanks to the government.

Elijah said he have communicated to all the sub county administration starting with chiefs, assistant chiefs and village alders to make sure that every child who is supposed to be immunized get that immunization so that as a sub county they hit their target by the end of vaccination process.