UNICEF reveals Nigeria as having the highest number of children in the world not immunized with first dose of vaccine

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UNICEF reveals Nigeria as having the highest number of children in the world not immunized with first dose of vaccine.

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that Nigeria has the highest number of children in the world not immunized with the first dose of measles vaccine.

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, said a surveillance data shows that measles incidence among children under five years increased in the northern part of Nigeria from 190 million in 2014 to 527 million in 2016.

UNICEF official, Margaret Adaba, has said that Nigeria has over 3.3 million children not immunized with the first dose of measles vaccine, making Nigeria the country with the largest number followed by India, She emphasized that Nigeria needs to work on creating more awareness on measles vaccination.

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