The Chief Administrator of AUN Health Center, Philip Eappen, says he believes in the axiom, prevention is better than cure.
“This is why the Center occasionally organizes free vaccinations for the university community,” he told the press team at the November 2 free inoculation for students, staff and faculty members at the Health Center Annex attached to Aisha Kande residence hall.
The vaccination is for the prevention of major diseases such as meningitis, hepatitis B, yellow fever, and tetanus.
Mr. Eappen says the medical team is being "proactive by providing vaccinations for its community, as it is a breakout season for some diseases like meningitis.”
The yearly campaign also works to sensitize people on the safety and importance of the use of vaccines. "This is the best way to protect oneself because we have seen the real suffering of infected people."
At last year's exercise, 400 supplies of vaccines were provided, while about 800 supplies are available this year.
As people trooped into the annex for the vaccination, Eappen expressed satisfaction with the success rate. "I am delighted everyone is coming out this year."
Mr. Joseph Chiedozie, a staff beneficiary, was grateful to the center for the effort towards the well-being of the university community. "Very few organizations render this kind of service."
Reported by Tina Bitrus