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Ibadan Residents Laud Yellow Fever Immunization Initiative

Apart from the global Covid-19 pandemic, another health challenge facing the country is yellow fever as being experienced in some states of the country.

This informed the Federal Government’s decision to carry out mass immunization against the disease having identified it as an effective means of disease prevention.

The ten days exercise, which spans through the local government areas of the state, is spear headed by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, with support from the World Health Organization

Speaking on the exercise, the team leader in Alakia Adegbayi Area of Ibadan, Mrs Mujidat Olosho, urged residents to avail themselves for the exercise

Mrs Olosho said babies from nine months and adults up to forty four years were eligible while nursing and expectant mothers were exempted.

Some residents, who appreciated the gesture, asked for extension of the program to cover all Nigerians.

Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by infected mosquitos causing diseases such as fever, jaundice or even death

Anthonia Akanji

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