The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, says about 61,000 children spread across the five South East States have not received any vaccination.
Mrs Cristian Munduate, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, gave the statistics at the ongoing First Quarterly Review Meeting of the South-East Zone Traditional Rulers’ Committee on PHC Delivery (SETRC) in Awka.
The review meeting was organised by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development agency
Munduate, who was represented by Juliet Chiluwe, UNICEF Chief Field Office Enugu, said the situation was worse in Anambra and Imo which were responsible for more than 30 per cent and 25 per cent respectively.
According to her, the percentage is quite low.
“There are almost 61,000 children spread across the five states who have not received any vaccination in this time and age when the vaccines are freely available.