Gambia: August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

An interview from
August 6, 2013
Gambia: August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 6, 2013 -- Gambia recognised internationally as one the of most successful countries worldwide in immunising infants and young children.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.This awareness month highlights the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.

Vaccines (shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and co-workers to get caught up on their shots.

Dr Azadeh, our health adviser, a senior lecturer at the UTG and senior consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology will this week highlight the importance of vaccination of infants and young children to prevent serious and fatal diseases from day of the birth of a baby and young children.

Read the rest of the interview here.