The City of Cape Town’s Health
Directorate is encouraged by the increase in the number of babies who are fully
immunised via the public health system in terms of the recommended vaccination
South Africa follows the World
Health Organisation’s vaccination programme, which included vaccination against
measles, polio, whooping cough, TB and more.
Mayoral Committee Member for
Health, Siyabulela Mamkeli said the figures are encouraging but even if we
estimate the number of children who receive vaccinations in the private sector,
they are still thousands of children who are not getting vaccinations.
Mamkeli added that it has been
established that too many children around the globe still die due to
Mamkeli said effective
immunisation is one way of reducing the number of deaths, in fact according to
the World Health Organisation, between two and three million deaths are
prevented every year because of effective immunisation.
“There is no legal law on a
parent to have their child vaccinated, but it just makes sense to protect them
by adhering to the vaccination regime.” Mamkeli concluded.
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