Nigeria: Enugu Govt Begins Massive Yellow Fever Vaccination


Sumary of Nigeria: Enugu Govt Begins Massive Yellow Fever Vaccination:

  • The Enugu State Government has started mass vaccination against yellow fever in three council areas where it confirmed an outbreak, targeting at least 922,463 residents..
  • George Ugwu, the executive secretary of the Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA), disclosed this at a news conference in Enugu on Thursday..
  • He added that the state government had got enough stock of the yellow fever vaccine and fully trained and mobilised vaccinators to fixed Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs), special outreach centres and house-to-house..
  • the government is clinically in control of the yellow fever outbreak in the state and has taken appropriate steps to ensure that our people are protected..
  • “Already, the primary healthcare development agency has continued to engage in robust community mobilisation, sensitisation, health education and promotion..
  • Sign up for free AllAfrica Newsletters “We have adequate supply of yellow fever vaccines and accessories to all health facilities and outreach centres, as well as properly trained, oriented and deployed all cadres of health workers and teams to health centres..
  • “The state government has fully mobilised and continued with fumigation of the Ette community and its environs, as well as other communities directly affected in the outbreak.”.
  • Mr Ugwu thanked Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi “for his personal concern and timely intervention, which led to control and robust capacity to tackle the outbreak…

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