Stay away from all sort of free immunization -NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA has called on parents in Imo State not to submit their wards to any form of free immunization in the South East.

In a statement, Secretary to NMA, Imo State, Dr. Dike Victor said that there is no officially approved immunization exercise.

“As a result, parents and teachers are advised not to submit their wards to persons or group of persons for any purported form of immunization”, he said, adding that this is coming 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”, he warned.

See his full statement below

The Nigerian Medical Association, Imo State wishes to inform the General public that where as immunization is necessary 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.

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