Vaccination mishap causes panic in Lesotho

African Independent | 23 March 2017

A recently rolled out countrywide Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination campaign in Lesotho has become a national disaster, with hundreds of immunised children returned to health centres with extreme side-effects and full blown measles symptoms.

The MMR vaccine protects children against the three diseases, measles, mumps and rubella and the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends children get two of its doses starting with the first dose at 12 months through 15 months of age; the second dose can be taken at 4 through 6 years of age.

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