Vaccines

DSPHCDA: Rumour of ‘Killer-vaccine’ Stalling Routine Immunisation in Nigeria

By Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba

Despite the unsubstantiated claims of the administration of “poisonous vaccination” by the military in some parts of the country in the last few days, the lingering rumour has started to take its toll on routine immunisation in Nigeria, the Director, Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA), Dr. Winful Orieke, has said.

Fielding questions from journalists in Asaba, Orieke reiterated the clarification by the state government that there was “no free military medical programme (currently) in Delta State” even though some cloud of pessimism still hangs over some…