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May 12, 2020, 11:54 AM | Article By: Pa Modou Cham

Paediatric Association of The Gambia in a press release stated that the turnout at the immunization centres around the country is very low due to covid-19 pandemic, saying that could lead to an outbreak of Vaccine Preventable Disease.

“The association is deeply concerned as this could lead to an outbreak of Vaccine Preventable Disease like measles, polio, invasive pneumococcal and haemophilus influenza B compounding the effect of covid-19 pandemic.”

The association urges all parents and caregivers to ensure that their children receive routine immunization as scheduled to avert disease outbreak from vaccine preventable disease.

The association, however, encourages the centres to maintain social distancing and hand washing during immunization clinics.

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