Tetanus vaccine debate echoes ICC narrative

Catholic Health Commission chairman Bishop Paul Kariuki (right) and his deputy, the Rev Joseph Mbatia, address journalists in Nairobi recently over the anti-tetanus vaccination, which the church has opposed. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Such vaccine scares are common across the world. As historical studies of colonial India have demonstrated, campaigns against public health initiatives are as old as public health itself.
  • Such vaccine scares are common across the world. As historical studies of colonial India have demonstrated, campaigns against public health initiatives are as old as public health itself.

Kenyans of all faiths and none have a good reason to be proud of the Catholic clergy.

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