Vaccines Protect Everyone, Get Vaccinated!


It’s African Vaccination Week (24 – 30 April) in line with other World Health Organisation (WHO) Regions and the World Immunization Week.

The goal is to increase awareness of the importance of every person’s (children particularly) right to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

I’ve seen a few horror stories online about children getting very ill due to parents not opting to get their children vaccinated. There seems to be a trend where people are led to believe that there is some benefit in delaying vaccinations in children, however there is absolutely no research to back this up and immediately puts a child at risk of getting unnecessarily ill.

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