FG to begin mass yellow fever vaccination in December

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Federal Ministry of Health is to embark on a nationwide vaccination against yellow fever disease in December, following the outbreak of the disease in Kwara State.

Health minister, Professor Isaac Adewole, made this known while addressing State House correspondents, at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said that so far, 10 cases of the disease had been recorded in Kwara, two in Kogi state, two in Plateau, and one each in Edo and Abia states.

“We have also decided to start a nationwide vaccination against yellow fever; we are going to bring that forward to December because of what is currently ongoing.

“We quite recognise the fact that we have a large number of Nigerians who are un- immune to yellow fever and so we want to do a nationwide vaccination against yellow fever,” he said.

According to the minister, special vaccination exercise will begin in Kwara and Kogi states as from Friday, this week.

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