Yobe to Launch Measles Vaccination Campaign for Children

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The Yobe State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, will commence a seven-day follow-up measles mass vaccination campaign on Saturday, December 2nd.

This information is contained in a statement signed by Mr Ali Yawale, the Head of Information Department of the ministry on Thursday in Damaturu.

He said the initiative aimed at protect children between the ages of nine and 59 months from the highly contagious and potentially life-threatening measles virus.

The vaccination campaign according to him would be conducted across all 17 local government areas of Yobe State, in the designated vaccination sites established within communities for easy access.

He urged parents, guardians, caregivers, and members of the general public to cooperate and support the personnel and officials throughout the campaign period to ensure the successful immunization of all eligible children.

Our Correspondent reports that the comprehensive vaccination drive is a crucial step towards safeguarding the health and well-being of Yobe’s young population, mitigating the spread of measles, and contributing to the overall health security of the state.

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