South Africa is currently facing an unexpected outbreak of mumps, a viral infection that primarily affects children between the ages of five and nine. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed the outbreak, which has highlighted the need for improved disease surveillance and access to vaccinations.
World Immunisation Week is a yearly event between April 24 and April 30. The campaign aims to encourage vaccinations to prevent diseases and promote healthy communities. City Health is crucial in administering vaccines, particularly among young children. Recent outbreaks of measles in different provinces have highlighted the importance of vaccines. The national government launched a measles vaccination campaign, but adhering to the national vaccination schedule for children is essential in preventing outbreaks of diseases.