Anambra govt to commence 5-day polio vaccination on Saturday
Written by on April 7, 2022
Anambra Government said it would commence a five-day outbreak response vaccination against Circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus type 2 ,across the state from April 9 to April 13.
Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu, Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made the disclosure during a news conference on Thursday, in Awka.
Ezenyimulu said that children under five years would be vaccinated against the cVDPV2, with two drops of Oral Polio Vaccine irrespective of their immunisation status.
Ezenyimulu said the novel oral polio vaccine would be administered at mobile posts such as churches, schools, markets, motor parks, village squares, transit points, houses and wherever children may be found.
According to her, the routine immunisation would also be offered at designated health facilities.
The executive secretary urged mothers and caregivers to bring out their children and wards who are within the age range to receive the vaccine to ensure protection against the virus.