The Nigeria Medical Association, Imo State chapter has advised parents and teachers in the State not to subject or submit their children to any form of immunization as presently there is no officially approved immunization ongoing in the State.
A statement by the Association and signed by its secretary,Dr.Dike Victor reads:
The Nigerian Medical Association, Imo State wishes to inform the General public that where as immunization is neccessary for the prevention of some killer diseases especially in Childhood, there in no officially approved immunisation programme going on in the state presently. As a result, parents and teachers are advised not to submit their wards to persons or group of persons for any purported form of immunisation.
This is on the backdrop of alarm being raised about “forced immunization” in some places in the state on Wednesday 11th October, 2017.
Similarly, The Nigerian Medical Association Imo State advices the general public to stay away from all forms of “free medical programmes” that do not have the approval of Nigerian Medical Association, while we keenly monitor events unfold.
Dr Dike Victor O.
Secretary, NMA IMO.