Military Not Involved In Monkey Pox Vaccination, Says Health Minister
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that the military is not involved in any monkey pox vaccination as presently rumoured.
Adewole said this while briefing State House correspondences at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the rumour that the military is involved in monkey pox vaccination campaign is not true.
“It is also important to use this opportunity to dispel the rumour circulating in the country that the military is vaccinating people and trying to spread monkey pox across the country. The military is not involved in any vaccination exercise and I must also really educate the Nigeria people about how vaccination campaigns are done.
“Federal will take the lead but we do not conduct campaign without involving states. So, there is no way we will do campaign for vaccination without working with the states and it is the state that will be in front and we provide support.
“We are doing vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Kwara and Kogi because of yellow fever outbreak in some parts of the country. We are also doing cholera vaccination in Borno state and so anybody carrying the rumour, please help us educate Nigerians that it is not true. We are not vaccinating anybody, we plan to do missiles campaign very soon and we will also do yellow fever before the end of the year and we will let you know.
“You will never find Federal staff conducting vaccination campaign without the support and active participation of the state ministry of health, this is just to correct the misconception.” he stated