Imo state records 68% drop in immunisation rate -WHO



Immunisation rate in Imo State has dropped by 68 percent, a report by the World Health Organisation has indicated.

Dr Stella Ukaegbu, the Coordinator, Primary Health Care Facilities, Imo State Ministry of Health, disclosed this at a sensitisation and awareness programme organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA).

The programme was held on Thursday at Nkwerre and Aboh Mbaise Local Government areas of the state.

The programme was a collaboration by WHO and UNICEF.

Ukaegbu attributed the decline to the October rumour of an outbreak of Monkey Pox purportedly due to vaccination administered by the military to children.

She said that many parents, especially women, became afraid to submit their children and wards for immunisation as a result of the rumour.

The coordinator said that a recent report from the WHO indicated that the rate of immunisation of children in…

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