Despite Vaccine Scare, Who To Immunise 300,000 Against Cholera In Borno

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Despite the current scare of alleged vaccination exercise in some schools around the country, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that it will immunise 300,000 people against cholera in Borno.

This development was contained in the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), Humanitarian Situation Report for the Month of September.

 

The report said the organisation in collaboration with other health development partners would also conduct another round of Oral Cholera Vaccination (ORV) exercise in the state.

It indicated that the immunisation exercise would be conducted at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and host communities of Damasak, Banki, Bama, Gamburu, Ngala and Pulka.

“For the first time in Nigeria; an Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) was carried out between September 18 and 22 to protect communities and prevent further spread of the disease. The first round campaign reached close to 850,000 people through combination of fixed and mobile strategies.

“The request for the additional vaccines is to be submitted to the International Coordination Group on Vaccines Provision pending the clearance and approval of the state and health authorities”, it noted.