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Why is resistance to vaccination rising?

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng (left) looks on as a nurse administers an Ebola vaccine to a UPDF soldier during the launch of the exercise for soldiers at Muhooti Barracks in Fort Portal on August  30, 2022. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • In June 2023, the Health ministry launched the first phase of mass vaccination to eliminate yellow fever, a vaccine-preventable infectious disease that is endemic/common in Uganda. In this explainer, Tonny Abet lays out why the disease, which can kill up to 50 percent of patients who progress to severe symptoms, has come into sharp focus.