In a bid to promote and encourage vaccination in Africa, Lions Clubs International and other partners have been involved in mobilization and sensitization of communities to embrace vaccination in order to save life. The theme of the week was Vaccination a Gift of Life.
The vaccination activity was yesterday 30th April, 2015 climaxed at Kween District, Eastern Uganda where it had been observed that the vaccination schedule was not being followed and completed. Medically it is recommended that each child be vaccinated five (5) times before the first birthday anniversary but this was not the case in Kween District hence the activity yesterday.
The activity attracted many mothers and children to the venue including members of the community who were educated on vaccination. Ministry of Health as the lead government agency was glad for partnering with UNICEF, World Health Organization and Lions Clubs International in this activity now and in the future. The Ministry of Health pledged to continue supporting Kween District on vaccination.
The civic and political leaders committed themselves to support the program. Lions Clubs will future in put emphasis on their involvement in routine vaccination in order to ensure better coverage and access. Lions Clubs of Kumi Central, Busia Greater and Kampala participated in the invent. Lion Dr James Opio of Kumi Central immunized one child on behalf of Lions Clubs.