In commemoration of the 2022 World Immunization Week, General Hospital, Ijede has sensitized residents in the Gberigbe community on the prevention of diseases through vaccination.
The sensitization emphasized on the ability of vaccination to fortify the immune system to fight against diseases.
The Assistant Chief Nurse Officer, Mary Okoh explained to the participants at the facility that a vaccine is an antigen that protect an infant, a child or an individual from childhood killer diseases.
She revealed that while the COVID-19 vaccine is the popular at this point in time there are other types such as Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine, Penta vaccine, Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), HIV Vaccine and Tetanus Toxoid vaccine among others.
She urged nursing mothers to make it a habit to take their infants to the clinic to get immunized and complete the immunization process in order to avoid childhood killer diseases.
Students of Gberigbe Primary and Secondary Schools were also sensitized on how to take care of their environments, the different types of vaccines and the essence of immunization.