FG says collaborations with WHO, United States Centre for Disease Control to access Monkey-pox vaccination.
Written by News Room on June 1, 2022
The Federal Government says it was collaborating with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States Centre for Disease Control to access Monkey-pox vaccination.
The government’s move came just as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, denied allegations that it was operating biological laboratories with Monkey-pox virus in Nigeria.
The Executive Director of NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, who spoke to newsmen at the flag-off of COVID-19 vaccination at Community Pharmacies in Abuja, said the federal government is presently taking necessary measures to limit the spread of Monkey-pox disease across Nigeria.
The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), which revealed the collaboration with the WHO, also disclosed that it has vaccinated 30,327,550 persons with the first dose.
It also said that the figure of first dose vaccination represented 23.9 percent of Nigeria’s eligible population, adding that 14,629,451 persons had also received their second dose.