CHIEF Medical Director (CMD) of the National Obstetric Fistula Centre in Ebonyi State Prof. Johnson Obuna has urged the people to take the yellow fever immunisation to prevent its spread.
Obuna, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, said a shot of the vaccine can keep the virus away for 10 years.
He said: “You need not panic if you have been immunised. Our problem is that we don’t plan. Yellow Fever is one of the public health issues that can be easily prevented if we adhere strictly to immunisation.
“Let us take yellow fever immunisation seriously because it is a viral infection which is better not contracted. Viral infectious diseases have no drugs for treatment. So, if you have not been immunised, go for it. The life span of the immunisation is 10 years. It is better to avoid contact with persons and crowded environment.
“This is dry season and communicable diseases are always on the increase. Protect yourself and go for immunisation.”