922,463 for yellow fever vaccination in Enugu

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About 922,463 persons will be vaccinated against yellow fever three council areas of Enugu State where there is a confirmed yellow fever outbreak, it was learnt on Thursday.

Executive Secretary of the Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA) George Ugwu said the councils are Igboeze North (333,551); Nsukka (398,094) and Isi-Uzo (190,818).

According to him, the government has procured enough vaccines as well as trained and mobilised vaccinators to fixed Primary Health Centres (PHCs), special outreach centres and house-to-house approach. He added that the massive vaccination was meant for people between nine months and 44 years.

Ugwu said the vaccination would be extended to 10 neighbouring councils before the entire state is covered.

“There is no need to panic or send the wrong information; the government is in control of the outbreak clinically and has taken the right and appropriate steps to see that our people are protected…”

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