Giving Compass' Take:
- Global Health NOW discusses issues of lack of equipment for storing vaccine doses, vaccine hesitancy, and "vaccine hawks" in Nigeria as yellow fever becomes endemic.
- How can funders help to improve the scarcity of vaccines for yellow fever in Nigeria? What conditions led to this scarcity in the first place?
- Read about how to build trust to mitigate vaccine hesitancy.
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Last October, residents in 2 Nigerian states reported deaths from a “strange disease.”
Yellow fever had previously spared Enugu and Delta states so some residents blamed spiritual causes for the deaths.
After the Nigeria CDC confirmed yellow fever and launched a vaccination campaign, some residents refused the jab.
Another challenge: Public health centers lack equipment—and even electricity—necessary for cold storage of doses to meet communities’ needs.
Read the full article about difficulties with vaccination in Nigeria at Global Health NOW.