Paediatric Association of Nigeria

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Anti-Immunisation Rumours Making Rounds Across The Country


Dear Esteemed PAN Member,

You may have heard of anti immunisation rumours making rounds in both the mainstream and social media. First, it started in the south-east, where it was claimed that the military was injecting children with monkey pox virus.. While we believe these are unfounded rumours, It’s very concerning to PAN that it is spreading across the country and has potentials to reverse our child survival gains. Already, increase in vaccine hesitancy is being reported in some parts of the country.

PAN is therefore, calling on all members to use every opportunity to reinforce immunisation messages and reassure caregivers of vaccine safety.

Well Wishes,

(Secretary, PAN).