CAR: MSF Launches Catch-Up Vaccination Campaign

An unprecedented vaccination campaign is underway in the Central African Republic (CAR). The objective? Vaccinate as many children as possible in the country against some of the most common preventable diseases.
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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is in the process of conducting a vaccination campaign of an unprecedented scale in the Central African Republic (CAR). According to official statistics from 2013, around one in every 10 infants under the age of one has not been fully vaccinated.

Children under the age of five are vaccinated against the most common childhood diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, pneumococcus, measles, haemophilus influenzae type B, and polio. The children receive one oral vaccine and up to three injections.