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Yellow fever vaccination campaign to prevent outbreaks in Ghana

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30 November 2020 – by UNICEF Ghana

The Ghanaian Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service, with support from UNICEF, WHO, Gavi and partners, undertook a preventive mass yellow fever vaccination campaign from 12–18 November.

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