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Why Runda and Lavington residents are not vaccinating their children against polio

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Residents living in the leafy suburbs of Nairobi are allegedly not embracing the polio vaccination exercise.

County health officials conducting the vaccination are having it difficult vaccinating children in Kileleshwa, Runda, Kilimani, Lavington, Karen, Muthaiga, among other suburbs  because residents allegedly are reluctant in opening their gates for them.

Nairobi county health promotional officer Lilian Mutua further adds that some residents believe that that Polio only targets the poor.

She intimates that it was surprising for such perceived learned people to champion resistance to polio vaccination yet they are viewed as pace setters.

Somali Immigrants living in Eastleigh are also declining to vaccinate their children alleging that they were already vaccinated in Somalia.

Lilian has instead urged the public to embrace the exercise and ensure each and every child is vaccinated in the exercise that will be is kicking off tomorrow 4th of August to 8th of August 2018.

400 thousand children were vaccinated in Nairobi in the first polio vaccination exercise in July while 2.5 million children were vaccinated countrywide.

 

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