What Led to the Nigerian Boycott of the Polio Vaccination Campaign?

  title={What Led to the Nigerian Boycott of the Polio Vaccination Campaign?},
  author={Ayodele Samuel Jegede},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={295 - 301}
March 2007 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | e73 Vaccination is a crucial tool for preventing and controlling disease, but its use has been plagued by controversies worldwide [1–6]. In this article, I look at the controversy surrounding the immunization program against polio in Nigeria, in which three states in northern Nigeria in 2003 boycotted the polio immunization campaign. I discuss the problems caused by the boycott, its implications, and how it was resolved. Finally, I make recommendations for the… CONTINUE READING
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