It's wrong for clerics to oppose cancer vaccine
SEE ALSO :Hope as cancer jab trial cures womanGlobally, according to World Health Organisation, 570,000 cases of cervical cancer were recorded in 2018 alone. The cost of cancer treatment in Kenya is beyond the reach of many and most public hospitals are ill-equipped to deal with the disease. While the introduction of a cancer vaccine to preclude cervical cancer should have been received with relief, it has elicited opposition from some clergy for reasons they are yet to expound. The tetanus vaccine received similar opposition from the Catholic clergy in 2017. Doctors from the Muslim community have vouched for the cancer vaccine against the stand of Imams opposed to it. If the clergy has genuine concerns regarding the vaccine, it should lay them on the table. Barring evidence to the contrary, it would be for the greater good if the vaccine is administered. And it should be, as it has proven successful and is in use in many countries. Clerics should not oppose a vaccine that has been proven efficient.
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