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Uganda rolls out compulsory immunization to dispel anti-vaccine myths

 IPS 04 July 2019

A government crackdown on parents who don’t vaccinate their children will save thousands of lives in Uganda, which has the lowest rate of immunization in eastern Africa. A fear-mongering campaign led by the country’s triple six (666) religious cult has persuaded many parents that immunization medication will actually harm their children. But a new immunization law that threatens parents with fines and jail times is swaying public opinion, learns IPS. (1107 Words) - By Amy Fallon

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Women wait to immunize their children at the Kisugu Health Centre in Kampala, Uganda, where free vaccinations take place. The nurse in the foreground is Betty Makakeeto. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPS

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