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Childhood-diseases

Vaccinations

Vaccination is one of the most important strategies available to help prevent infectious diseases such as measles, flu, mumps and pneumococcal infections such as meningitis. Learn more about vaccines for babies and immunisation programs here.

Dramatic drop in SA’s immunisation rates

National immunisation rates for children under five years have dropped dramatically over the period of South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown, sparking fears of an outbreak of deadly childhood infectious diseases including measles. Adele Baleta reports.

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