From the 7th to 11th of December 2020, the Federal Government will be implementing Measles SECOND DOSE at 15 Months as part of the Routine Immunization schedule, across the 19 Northern States, and the FCT.
The measles second dose has already been introduced by the government in the 17 southern states since November 2019
Apart from the usual first dose of Measles at nine (9) months old, all eligible children (15 months old) would be required to take the SECOND DOSE of Measles vaccine.
The SECOND DOSE is an opportunity given to every child at 15 months to be fully protected against the deadly Measles disease.
This is a critical time in our lives because Nigeria has an opportunity to eradicate measles, which causes blindness, malnutrition and death.
As parents, we must forsake all doubts and visit the nearest health facility or vaccination post to ensure our children are vaccinated.
I want to assure you that vaccines given to our children are safe, potent and effective.
At the NPHCDA, we will continue to do our best to ensure our children are protected from vaccine – preventable diseases.
We call on parents and caregivers to always do the needful
Remember to keep the child’s vaccination card safe and present it at every hospital visit.
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Dr. Faisal Shuaib
National Primary Healthcare Development Agency