MoH Launches Pneumonia Vaccine at Kiswa

try geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The pneumococcal vaccine, no rx one of the three new vaccines that guards babies against pneumonia and meningitis, is an addition to the routine immunization schedule administered to children aged 6 weeks to 1 year.

During the launch, Ms Aceng noted that the introduction of this vaccine is in line with the mandate of the Uganda National Immunisation Programme that ensures protection of children against preventable diseases.

She revealed that the vaccines will be provided free of charge in collaboration with KCCA.

“Our plan is to procure 100 refrigerators and 1000 vaccine carriers to strengthen immunisation service delivery in Kampala with Aid of the GAVI funds that the government of Uganda received.”

The current immunisation programme offers vaccines for nine vaccine preventable diseases among which are; Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Meningitis, and Hepatitis B, among others.


The pneumococcal vaccine, preventing the pneumococci virus is a new entrant that is expected to enhance survival chances for children and mothers.

Immunisation remains an essential element of the Minimum Health Care package and it’s a cost effective intervention mortality counter measure if well planned and implemented.

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