WHO, Nigerian Government Begin Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign To Immunize 874K People

CIDRAP News: Nigeria launches yellow fever vaccination campaign
“Nigeria’s government has launched a campaign to vaccinate about 874,000 people against yellow fever in two of the country’s states, Kwara and Kogi, the World Health Organization (WHO) said [Monday]…” (Schnirring, 10/16).

Xinhua News: WHO supports vaccination campaign in Nigeria to battle yellow fever
“…The last yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria was reported in 2002, with 20 cases and 11 deaths. The campaign is mobilizing more than 200 health workers and volunteers to target residents aged from nine months to 45 years old. The WHO has been working with local health authorities on its implementation…” (10/17).

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