Yellow Fever, Hepatitis B, Tetanus: Clinic Conducts Free Vaccination

From two to five o’clock on Wednesday, March 9, the AUN Clinic will conduct free vaccination against yellow fever, hepatitis B, and tetanus diseases at the Robert Pastor E-library Study Rooms13, 3, and 8.

 

Chief Administrator of the Clinic, Mr. Philip Eappen, said that the vaccines are preventive measures. Explaining the seriousness of the mentioned diseases, he urged the community to embrace the exercise.

Tetanus, he said, is a serious illness that causes convulsions and muscle spasms which can cause bone fractures of the spine. “Immunization against tetanus is given at childbirth and it is very important to have a booster dose every 10 years to prevent this disease. Yellow fever is a viral infection which is caused by mosquitoes. It is a severe infection with a high rate of mortality. Vaccination against yellow fever helps to prevent it for 10 years. 

“Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by Hepatitis B virus. It spreads through infected blood or body fluids. Hepatitis B vaccine gives life-long protection against infection,” Mr. Eappen said.

AUN Clinic last conducted a similar exercise in May 2013.

 

By Ikechukwu Ilomuanya of the Communications & Multimedia Design program

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