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Mothers complain of side effects of polio vaccine

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Mothers from Nairobi have expressed concern over the recent polio jab administered to their children in the just concluded polio vaccination campaign.

Those who complained raised concerns of diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms on their children who got the vaccine.

” Immediately I saw some reaction, the child was vomiting and developed diarrhoea. I was concerned about my baby and I rushed to hospital immediately,”said Faith Ngina.

“I was very concerned and very worried. You know, being a mother, you feel a certain bond with your baby. I felt the pain in my heart,”she added.

Ngina’s concerns were however replicated among many women across Kenya with outpouring reactions on social media.

The Director of Medical Services, Dr Jackson Kioko however says the bivalent vaccine has more side effects compared to the vaccine previously used.


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