NCDC Distances Self From MonkeyPox Vaccination In South East

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Updated October 12, 2017

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, says there is no ongoing vaccination against monkeypox in the south-east or any other part of the country.

Dr. Ihekweazu said this on Thursday in Abuja at the Senate committee hearing on the reported monkeypox outbreak in parts of the country.

The NCDC boss explained that there is no relationship between his organisation and what is going on in the south-east.

He, therefore, cautioned Nigerians against participating in any immunization against the disease.

Earlier in the week, some parents in Delta and Anambra states reportedly began to withdraw their children from schools, following reports that the army was administering immunization drugs suspected to be harmful.

The army has since denied the claims saying the medical outreach is a social responsibility programme fashioned into the operation Python Dance in the south east.