Vaccines Remain Accessible in Nigeria, Says NCDC DG

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has assured Nigerians of the availability of vaccines for immunization against preventable diseases in the country.

Director General, NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, made this remark in a televised interview on Sunday, where he revealed the agency’s plans in resolving the issues surrounding complaints about the accessibility of such immunization in the nation.

Adetifa noted that Nigeria is working on improving hitherto low immunization rates for various antibody-preventable illnesses, through enlightenment programs to sensitize the populace on the essence of inoculation.

He further stated that illnesses, such as yellow fever, meningitis, and cholera, reduce the natural well-being of Nigerians due to the fact that the energy channeled for immunization has been hindered by the appearance of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dr. Adetifa said: “We have had verifiable difficulties with inoculation inclusion similarly as the nation is by all accounts picking up some speed with simultaneous endeavors to reinforce routine vaccinations and afterward direct mass missions because of regions to which we realized are undercover.

“Obviously with coronavirus, individuals feared going to the clinic. There were interruptions to vaccination – both everyday practice and arranged crusades.

“Presently, we are seeing that we are currently taking care of the holes that happened then. What we are keeping our eyes on at the NCDC isn’t what the titles reflect”.

Regarding the outbreak of cholera in Nigeria, Adetifa disclosed that the organization is “expecting an optic as the downpours become laid out”.


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