Not less than 5 times; vaccines are given at birth, at 6, 10, 14 weeks, and at 9 months. The vaccines given prevent Tuberculosis, Polio, Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, some types of pneumonia, measles and yellow fever. In addition, although not a vaccine, vitamin A is also given.
We have a centralized procedure for purchasing drugs. All drugs are procured from Rivers State Central Medical Store (CMS)
Yes, all vaccines in the National Programme for immunization for children age 0-11 months and women of reproductive (WRA 15-45yrs) are always available.
No, individual counseling is being done and strict confidentiality is observed.
We need to wash our hands frequently because the hands are used for many activities; we eat work, clean, shake hands with friends etc. We should wash our hands before preparing meals, before and after eating, after using the toilet, after cleaning or changing babies’ diapers. Washing should be done with soap and water. Proper hand washing take should take up to 20 seconds using hand washing soap in a flowing tap
We carry out fumigation to eliminate termites and other pest effectively and completely.
Answer: Yes. Essential medicines are readily available in all Health Centres.
Visit one of our health centers for proper medical examination and treatment.
Immunization is provided FREE OF CHARGE in all our public health centres and even in private health centres partnering with the State.
This can take anywhere from six hours to one week depending on the intensity of infestation, dosage of the fumigant used, and size of structure.
Yes. In our HIV treatment sites RVDs are readily available and given for free.
No. Routinely, vaccines are for children less than 1 year of age and for pregnant women. During campaigns, this may be extended to children less than 5 years and all women of childbearing age (15 - 49 years).
Yes. In selected outreach sites on specific days well known to communities where these sites exist. Call the Local Immunization Officer (LIO) of the Local Government Area for more information.
All food handlers are required to undergo the following test every 6 months. \nMantoux \nWidal reaction \nStool analysis. \nFull blood count. \nUrinalysis

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