BENIN CITY – Edo Government on Friday, said that it vaccinated 1, 745,241 persons against yellow fever in 2018.
The State Immunisation Officer, Mrs Charity Usifo, made this known in Benin during the State Task Force Committee meeting in with the Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu.
Usifo said 2,256,370 doses of yellow fever vaccine were supplied to the state and 1,903,170 of the vaccine distributed with the period under review.
She said 687 vaccination teams were deployed for the exercise across 13 local government areas of with persons from nine to 44 years of age as target.
She said that mass immunisation, usually termed Reactive Mass Vaccination (RMV) campaign was considered the most important and effective measure of end yellow fever.
Shaibu appreciated all the health agencies for their support for making things work in ensuring that all kinds of various diseases were eliminated.
He also lauded the team of health experts for being proactive in delivering their jobs.