Catholic Nun Arrested for Blocking Children’s Vaccination Against Measles/Rubella

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A Catholic nun in Nakuru will soon be arraigned in court to face charges of endangering the lives of children under her care. Sr. Cecilia Kamau obstructed the immunization of over 700 children under her care against measles and rubella, during the national campaign championed by the Ministry of Health -conducted from 16 – 24 May 2016. Her actions were contrary to the Public Health Act. Sr. Cecilia is the headmistress of the Catholic-sponsored St. Anthony Academy in Bahati Constituency, Nakuru County.

Related: Kenyan Children to be Vaccinated Against Measles and Rubella: This is What all Parents Need to Know

Nakuru County public health official Samuel King’ori, who was accompanied by police during Sr. Cecilia’s arrest at the school, said he had received numerous complaints from parents drawn from five Catholic-sponsored schools in the region, saying their managements had refused to allow their children to be immunized.

Did you take your children for the measles/rubella vaccination? I have asked that in the ‘Polls‘ section of the blog. Answer it and also get to know if other parents availed their children for the vaccine or not.  

Also Read: Kenyan Moms Now Becoming Wary of the Numerous Vaccination Campaigns

 Source: Daily Nation

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