TO contain the spread of yellow fever in three council areas, Enugu State Government, yesterday, said it had commenced vaccination of 922,463 residents in the affected communities.
Executive Secretary of Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency, George Ugwu, disclosed this to journalists in his office.
According to Dr. Ugwu, three council areas where the vaccination had commenced are Nsukka, Igbo-Eze North and Isi-Uzo, giving a breakdown of the numbers as Igboeze North – 333,551 residents; Nsukka – 398,094 residents and Isi-Uzo – 190,818 residents.
He added that the figure mentioned in each council area represented 85 per cent of the entire population.
“The massive vaccination was meant for people between the ages nine months and 44 years; adding that everyone within this mentioned age range was expected to receive the vaccination in the three council areas. After the ongoing massive vaccination in the affected council areas, there would be escalation of mass vaccination to about 10 neighbouring council areas, before the entire state yellow fever vaccination would come,” Ugwu said.