By Michael Peter, The Sight News
Abuja: Following the outbreak of Yellow Fever in some states of Nigeria, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA says it will be embarking on a mass Preventive vaccination campaign against the disease.
In a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, the Executive Director of the Agency, Faisal Shuaib disclosed that this phase of the campaign will take place in Kogi, Kwara, Zamfara and Borno States.
Dr. Shuaib pointed out that the goal of the campaign is to reduce Yellow Fever transmission by achieving 90 percent coverage in the implementing States.
The campaign, he said is targeted at people between the ages of Nine (9)months and 45 years.
He charged all in the affected States to avail themselves of the vaccination exercise and get vaccinated.
In Zamfara, Kogi and Kwara States, the Yellow Fever Preventive campaign will kick off on the 25th of January and end on the 3rd of February while in Borno State the campaign will commence from the 5th of February to the 14th of February 2018.
Image: World Health Organization.