No shortage of vaccines in Nigeria — FG

On 18/Feb/2014 / In Medical News

 
The Federal Government has assured  Nigerians and the International Community of adequate vaccine supply and injection materials at all health facilities in the country.
 
Executive Director and Chief Executive, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Ado Muhammad gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
 
He disclosed that the Federal Government, in 2014, provided N6 billion for vaccine procurement through UNICEF.
 
“All needed vaccines for first quarter of 2014 had already been distributed to all health facilities nation-wide since November last year.  “Nigeria had enough vaccines for Immunization in all antigens that could last the Nation uptil 3rd quarter of 2014 and procurement process for future requests had since commenced.
 
He noted with delight, Nigeria’s success in attaining over 83 percent coverage in routine immunization in 2013, stressing that Nigeria’s target of 87 percent coverage for 2015 would be achieved.
 
He therefore called on all parents and caregivers to avail themselves of immunization services by making their children and wards available for immunisation against vaccines-preventable diseases.
 
BY VICTORIA OJEME
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