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Northern Region: Some mothers appeal for measles vaccines amidst outbreak

Some mothers in the Sagnerigu municipality are appealing to the Ghana Health Service to make available measles vaccines and other vaccines under the expanded immunization programme.

According to the mothers, for over a month now, each time they visit the health centre for weighing, they are told there are no vaccines.

One of the mothers told Citi News “we are scared because of the measles outbreak in the region. All attempts to get our children vaccinated have failed. We really need the vaccines to be made available. The lives of our children are at risk.”

The Northern Region is currently facing a measles outbreak that started in October last year.

The Acting Northern Regional Director of Health, Braimah Baba Abubakari has however denied reports of vaccine shortage in the region.

Citi News checks at health facilities in Savelugu, Tamale, and Sagnerigu confirmed the non-availability of vaccines.



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