15 innocent victims dead after botched vaccine campaign, children as young as 12 years old caught administering vaccines

In Southern Sudan, measles, a disease that in the first world is now easily vaccinated against, is still a major problem; unfortunately, the necessity of a qualified administrator for vaccines has never been more evident, with 15 fatalities related to improper application of the vaccine.

Key Takeaways:

  • 15 innocent victims dead after botched vaccine campaign
  • The report found that the vaccination team did not adhere to immunization safety standards.
  • a multi-agency administrative committee has been tapped to assess the AEFI report

“A botched measles vaccination campaign has left 15 young children dead and dozens more sickened in the rural town of Kapoeta in South Sudan early last month.”