South Africa’s health sector currently has a nationwide shortage of a vital vaccine that is used for the prevention of diphtheria as well as a vaccine to prevent tetanus.
The shortage not only left parents frustrated, but caused anger and anxiety because their loved one’s overall condition was threatened.
The shortfall of vaccine is a serious threat to children’s health and can lead to deaths that could be prevented.
The people in remote areas often have to travel long distances to clinics where they get the preventive vaccine for their children, and now they are apparently become outraged because they are repeatedly told to come later.
However, it appears that the shortage is not with suppliers, but with the authorities negligence to replenish their stock in time.
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