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Kenya Catholic Church tetanus vaccine fears 'unfounded'

Kenya's government has dismissed allegations made by the country's Catholic Church that a tetanus vaccine can cause sterility in women.

"It's a safe certified vaccine," Health Minister James Macharia told the BBC.

Catholic priests have been telling their congregations to boycott a campaign that begins on Monday to vaccinate women against tetanus.

Dennis Okari reports from Nairobi

  • 13 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa