FG resumes vaccination against yellow fever


By Moses Emorinken, Abuja

The Federal Government is set to resume vaccination of at least 30 million Nigerians across seven states of the federation, against the Yellow Fever (YF) disease following challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

With support from the World Health Organisation (WHO), CDC, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the vaccination will be relaunched in Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Delta, Osun, Ondo, and Oyo.

The pending 2019 phase 3 YF campaign will be completed in Anambra.

This will be followed by further YF vaccination efforts between 2021-2022, which will target more than 95 million persons as part of the push to eliminate yellow fever epidemics.

The 10-day YF campaign in Anambra is scheduled to kick off on October 16 while the phase four states are scheduled to start on November 20, 2020.

These campaigns are to be in accordance with the WHO guidelines for the implementation of mass campaigns in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic with the use of PPEs and infection prevention…



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