Kenya Becomes Third African Nation to Introduce Malaria Vaccine

September 13, 2019

(Reuters) – Kenya on Friday began adding a malaria vaccine to its routine immunization schedule for babies and toddlers, becoming the third African country to roll out the vaccine for a disease that threatens children across the continent. Malaria, which kills one child globally every two minutes, is the top killer of children under five in the east African country. The vaccine – the world’s first against malaria – will be administered to children under two and could be crucial to efforts to combat the disease, health officials said.