Panic as two children die, seven in critical condition after measles vaccination

Two children died on Tuesday and seven others were hospitalised in serious condition after receiving measles vaccinations in Kerio Valley, Elgeyo-Marakwet County. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

What you need to know:

  • Health authorities desperately recalled the children who had been immunised for immediate observation.
  • The dead children, both aged nine months, had been immunised for measles at Sesie Post in Kotut Village of Endo Ward in Marakwet East Sub-County.
  • The mother of one of the minors was said to have developed swellings on her lips after coming into contact with vomit from her dying baby.
  • The immunisation has been suspended with immediate effect until the cause of the deaths is established.

Two children died on Tuesday and seven others were hospitalised in serious condition after receiving measles vaccinations in Kerio Valley, Elgeyo-Marakwet County.

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