The National Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will continue to partner with relevant government agencies in spreading the right information on COVID-19 vaccines and other childhood vaccines.
The NLC National President, Dr. Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this on Wednesday while stressing the role of chief security officers’ in mobilising communities to access basic healthcare.
In a similar development, in commemorating the African Vaccination Week 2022, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency with the support of partners, organised a one-day sensitisation meeting with Non-Health Professionals Association on the importance and value of immunisation.
In his welcome remarks, Dr. Bassey Okposen, director of disease control and immunisation said: “Mobilising and sensitizing Nigerians on the importance and value of immunisation is one of the core mandates of the NPHCDA.”
Also, sequel to the National flag off of Rotavirus vaccination by the NPHCDA, the Adamawa State Government flagged off the African Vaccination Week and launched the Rotavirus Vaccine into its routine immunisation schedule on Wednesday.
The event was chaired by the Hon. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Abdullahi Isa. He commended parents and care givers for prioritizing vaccination which resulted in the uptake of routine immunisation coverages in Adamawa State.
He used the occasion to congratulate the good people for bagging the best performing state in routine immunization and COVID-19 vaccinations in the Northeast Zone by the Federal Government.
African Vaccination Week is an annual event celebrated in synchronization with other WHO Regions and the World Immunization Week (WIW). It is led and coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and implemented by countries across the globe.