Measles causes all the following complications except paralysis.
Measles is endemic in Nigeria with highest transmission occurring between October and March each year.
Nigeria is number one for the most un-immunized children for measles at 3.3 million children, compared to India at 2.9 million.
Immunization, sometimes called vaccination, remains the best and most effective method of preventing measles infection and outbreaks.
Children between 9 months – 5 years are eligible for the measles vaccination campaign.
Even though your child has received measles vaccination before, children between 9 months – 5 years must still be brought to receive the measles vaccination during the campaign from November 2017 to March 2018.
This is false, but it is a common assumption. The major reason why children are not immunized against measles is because parents do not take their children to the health posts/hospitals to receive the free and safe measles vaccine. They may be busy or tired, not motivated to do so, or don’t know the way to the health post/hospital. Attractive and engaging messages which call for change of mindset to be more health-conscious and against cultural and religious beliefs can encourage parents to take their children and immunize them against measles.