Parents Continue to Shun Polio Vaccines

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Many parents continue to shun the National Polio immunization days for several reasons related mainly to the perceptions they harbor about the vaccines. While Vaccination is a crucial tool for the prevention and control of disease, its implementation in Uganda has been shrouded by several controversies. The controversies range from claims that the vaccine could be contaminated with anti-fertility agents HIV, and cancerous agents. In most Rural areas, people still wonder why government is ready to embark on massive vaccination campaigns in a country where access to basic health care is not easily available. Health experts say Public trust is essential in promoting public health, because trust plays an important role in the public's compliance with public health interventions, especially compliance with vaccination programs. But Dr. Possy Mugyenyi, the Program Manager for the Uganda National Programme on Immunization

 

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