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Western Cape steps up measles campaign

With a measles outbreak having been declared in all provinces except the Eastern Cape, the Western Cape provincial Health Department has given parents and caregivers until 31 March to vaccinate their children against infection, as part of a national campaign.

Laboratory confirmed cases in the province stand at 10, all of which were reported in Cape Town, reports TimesLIVE.

Thus far, said the department, 420 097 vaccines have been administered provincially, while 16 012 had been given by private pharmacies, clinics and healthcare providers, translating to 24% of the 1 727392 children under 15 who need to be vaccinated by the end of the month.

 

TimesLIVE article – Vaccinate children against measles, urges Western Cape health department (Open access)

 

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