September 2022: Zimbabwe begins mass vaccination drive against measles

Zimbabwe began a mass vaccination drive against measles in early September, targeting over 6 million children ages 6 months to 15 years, with an emphasis on reaching faith leaders of religious sects that discourage immunization. Initial cases in the current outbreak—which began in late April and has killed over 700 children so far—were traced to large religious gatherings from an apostolic church that opposes vaccination. NYT; UNICEF

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