Yellow fever: Enugu targets additional 710,149 residents for vaccination

The Enugu State Government has extended its yellow fever vaccination to three Local Government Areas and targeting additional 710,149 residents.

Executive Secretary of Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency, ENS-PHCDA, Dr George Ugwu made the disclosure during the weekend.

Ugwu said that the new council areas being covered included; Uzo Uwani, Nkanu East and Enugu East.

He said that the vaccination in the three council areas had already begun for 10 days; thus, running from Jan. 9 to Jan. 18.

He urged residents within the council areas between the ages of nine months and 44 years to visit Primary Healthcare Centres, other health facilities and specially designated places to get vaccinated free-of-charge.

“247,474 residents, representing 92 per cent of the target population in Igbo-Etiti; and 181,520 residents, representing 96 per cent of the target population of Igboeze South council area; 320,036 residents, representing 96 per cent of the target population in Igboeze North; 147,945 resident, representing 78 per cent of the target population in Isi-Uzo and 310,660 residents, representing 78 per cent of the target population in Nsukka’’.

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