Bishops rightfully concerned
Ten million of Kenya’s 45 million residents are Catholic, and the Catholic “Church has an extensive network of health facilities that include 58 hospitals, 83 health centers, 311 dispensaries and 17 medical training institutions,” according to a October 7, 2014, press release by the Catholic Health Commission of Kenya.
The bishops called for a boycott of the polio vaccination campaign due to reservations about the safety of the vaccine. The bishops said they wanted “to carry out more independent testing on the vaccines to make sure they don’t contain estrogen derivatives, which they claim are being used to sterilize women and children,” Care2.com reported on August 14, 2015.
Also, a recent incident where roughly 30 children in western Kenya were injected with an anti-malarial drug and “reacted with apparent paralysis added to the bishops’ concerns over the polio vaccine, with the bishops questioning the contents of the injection in that case as well,” LifeSiteNews.com reported on August 3, 2015.
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