As a result of the Measles Reactive Campaign, held between April and May this year, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) reported a national coverage of 97.3%.
Speaking to Awoko, the Program Manager on EPI, Dr Dennis Marke stated that various age groups were targeted during the exercise.
He noted that from age 6-11 months, the targeted population was 134,701 but 144,329 were vaccinated with a total of 107.1%.
From age 12 months to 15 years over 2,863,287 received vaccination, with a total of 100.03%, adding the total number to 6 million.
Dr Marke also took time to break the percentages by districts, with Kailahun topping the list of 99.6% immunization coverage, while Bombali came first in terms of administrative coverage.
After Kailahun, Kono is second followed by [...]