Christian Today covers efforts by bishops with the Catholic Church in Kenya to stop the spread of the tetanus vaccination:
The vaccine is aimed at women in their childbearing years and the bishops say that it is being used as a population control measure.
However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF, which are running the programme to immunise 2.4 million women, expressed in a statement for Christian Today their “deep concern about the misinformation circulating in the media” about the vaccine.
The statement said: “The allegations are that the tetanus vaccine used by the Government of Kenya and UN agencies is contaminated with a hormone (hCG) that can cause miscarriages and render some women sterile. These grave allegations are not backed up by evidence, and risk negatively impacting national immunisation programmes for children and women.”