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Abuja, 26 April, 2022 – Cuddling his 14-week-peculiar daughter, who had purchased the scheduled childhood vaccines, Mr Aliyu Fawaz Bello, an architect and father of 4 residing in Abuja, said he continuously ensures that his children never miss a required vaccine dose.

Mr Bello changed into as soon as on the govt.hunch Family Health Municipal Sanatorium in Abuja to enhance his main other to fresh their daughter to salvage her third dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV3), the Pentavalent (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B and Hib) and Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV). 

He said “it’s miles the accountability of fogeys to manufacture positive their family receives vaccinations so that the nation will proceed to possess wholesome and brighter children. 

“A father has to make positive they salvage all immunization schedules for children as the vaccines protect children against diseases equivalent to measles, yellow fever, meningitis, polio and nutrition A will again give a remove to their eyes. 

“Vaccines protect, manufacture immunity, and again in boosting and strengthening the immune map of of us that salvage them. My role of labor has been very supportive as I remove permission on days my children are to salvage their immunization,” he said. 


For Osas Onaghinon, getting her 15 months’ daughter, Esther, to the clinic whenever she is due for vaccination, is one in every of her top priorities. 

“I remove her vaccination schedules seriously and point to the vaccines she has purchased and these she is on fable of of salvage. To present protection to the health of our children, many of us need to make a welcoming attitude against vaccines and manufacture them compulsory for his or her children,” she said.

Safety assured

Vaccines are among the many splendid scientific innovations and possess brought the enviornment closer to ending diseases equivalent to polio. 

To underscore the importance of vaccines,  the officer accountable, Mrs Obuba Horsefall of Family Health Municipal Sanatorium, Abuja said the means presents customary routine immunization for children to protect them from deadly vaccine-preventable diseases equivalent to measles, Yellow fever, meningitis. At the clinic, adults also salvage tetanus and COVID-19 vaccination for adults and mothers. 

“The one-quit-store for mothers and babies makes it a plan close-plan close mission as they are able to salvage their shots and protects the neighborhood at mountainous,” she said.

Supporting immunization 

 WHO marks the World Immunization Week (24–30 April 2022) to offer a remove to the importance of equitable and expanded entry to vaccines, to contribute to a lengthy and wholesome life for everybody.

“With the theme of this twelve months’s commemoration – Long life for all, the World/Africa Immunization Week objectives to spread the message about the importance of immunization, and the device in which it prevents the onset of diverse infectious diseases,” said the WHO Nation Representative (WR), Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo.

“The theme reinforces that vaccines manufacture it that you doubtlessly can imagine for us to note our dreams, protect our family members and live a lengthy, wholesome life”, he said.

WHO Nigeria has persevered to work with the govt.to elevate awareness on the price of vaccines and immunization and manufacture positive Nigeria obtains the specified steerage and technical enhance to put in force excessive-quality immunization programmes. 

“The immunization programme also helps title susceptible children who possess never purchased vaccination doses (zero dose children), and these that possess had totally partial vaccine doses by health programs and brings them life-saving care. Additionally, WHO has been supporting the govt.to facilitate the planning and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines purchased thru the COVAX facility,” WR said. 

The final purpose of World Immunization Week is for more of us – and their communities – to be safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Enhance for Immunization activities in Nigeria thru WHO is made that you doubtlessly can imagine by funding from the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Bill & Melinda Gates Basis, Division for International Trend (DFID – UK), European Union, Government of Germany thru KfW Bank, World Affairs Canada, United States Agency for International Trend (USAID), Rotary International and the World Bank. 

Technical Contact:

Dr Nomhwange, Terna, Email: nomhwanget [at] who.int

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