Federal Capital to start Measles immunization in February


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board, reported to have concluded a plan for children immunization against against measles in February across the territory.

While speaking with reporter, the Acting Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Mathew Ashikeni, disclosed that children between the ages of nine and five years would be vaccinated when the exercise commencing in February 8 to February 13.

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He said that the immunisation would be conducted in all Primary Health Care centres, schools, on the streets and wherever children within the age bracket were found, to ensure no child is left out.

According to him, the vaccination is very important because of its adverse health implication on children.

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