The Head of Department, Immunization and Disease Control in the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ASPHCDA), Dr. Nnamdi Uliagbafusi, made this known during a media parley on measles vaccination campaign in Awka.
He said over 1,169,800 children were expected to be vaccinated under the 2018 measles vaccination campaign in the state.
Dr. Uliagbafusi explained that the exercise, which would commence on the 8th and end on the 20 of March, would cover the entire state.
He maintained that the exercise would be carried out in fixed posts in public health facilities, mission and some private health facilities, and temporary fixed post including schools, churches, markets and mosques.
Expressing displeasure over the negative effects generated by the rumored monkey pox vaccination in the state, Dr Uliagbafusi applauded the media for assisting in refuting the report and appealed for further supports in the area of public enlightenment.
Also, the State Coordinator, World Health Organization (WHO) office, Dr. Willy Onuorah, said the interest of the organization was to ensure that no child was omitted in the exercise.
Dr Onuorah who described vaccination as the most effective way to tackling the disease among children, added that the vaccine was 99% safe.