According to an NCDC report to WHO in November 2020, Enugu State was amongst the five states in Nigeria with the occurrence of multiple deaths as a result of the Yellow fever outbreak. The other four states included Bauchi, Benue, Delta and Ebonyi states. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and has the potential to spread rapidly, causing serious health impact.
But the good news is, the modular clinic commenced yellow fever vaccination in January and so far, over four hundred people have been vaccinated. It is worthy of note that other health centres within Asata Mines did not have the yellow fever vaccines as at the time vaccination was commenced at the Julia Burke Maternity Centre. We are most grateful to Enugu East LGA for making the yellow fever vaccine available to us.
We are also glad to inform the public that the Julia Burke Maternity Centre has also commenced routine immunization for children and infants. Hence, those who cannot access the health centres around them can do well to come to the clinic for the immunization of their children. The clinic has come to stay and rendering wholesome services to the community at large is a priority, many thanks to our supporters. We see you, we appreciate all you do, keep having our back.
Below are glimpses of activities currently going on at the modular clinic.