Can a Trip to Kenya Be Forced To Be Vaccinated?

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip. In Kenya, public health officials are contemplating a requirement that people who want to visit the country be vaccinated against measles and other diseases. That’s on top…

Can a Trip to Kenya Be Forced To Be Vaccinated?

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In Kenya, public health officials are contemplating a requirement that people who want to visit the country be vaccinated against measles and other diseases. That’s on top of existing screenings to find the unvaccinated, which is a small percentage of Kenyans who tend to be Muslim.

Whether it’s the latter or the former, there have been concerns that allowing unvaccinated students to be admitted to the Kenyatta University actually led to a spike in student measles cases. It also raised concerns that the vaccine would be too expensive for the students, which they said was incorrect.

This week, Dr. Stephen Tuttle, professor of global health sciences at UNLV, spoke about the move in Kenya and gave some advice to parents, parents-to-be, and doctors.

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