…the ASPHCDA urges caregivers to make their wards available for vaccination
Anambra State Primary HealthCare Development Agency (ASPHCDA), on Thursday, announced the commencement of integrated PHC services, vaccination against measles, COVID-19, Routine immunization and Birth Registration Campaign in the State.
The Executive Secretary/CEO, ASPHCDA Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu, in a press briefing, said the vaccination exercise would commence on Tuesday, October 25 and end on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
Ezenyimulu, represented by the Agency’s Director of Disease Control/Immunization, Dr. Uliagbafusi Nnamdi, said Childhood vaccines would be given to children aged 0-23 months, measles, 9-59 months in all the Primary healthcare Centers and designated vaccination sites across the 21 local government areas of the state.
She said that the vaccination exercise, which is free, safe and effective, would also take place at the flood Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps.
She further noted that COVID-19 Vaccines would also be given to persons at 18 years and above during the programme.
“During the campaign, trained Healthcare Workers will visit Churches, Schools Markets, Parks, Mosques to vaccinate all eligible persons.
“Caregivers should therefore make their wards available for vaccination as well as vaccinate themselves against COVID-19,” she added.