What led to the Nigerian boycott of the polio vaccination campaign?

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Title

What led to the Nigerian boycott of the polio vaccination campaign?

Author

Jegede, Ayodele Samuel

Publisher

2007/00/00

Language

English

Publication Date

20070320

Abstract

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 future to prevent a similar situation from arising. Methods For this article, I consulted relevant books, journals (online and print), Internet materials, and newspaper articles. In particular, I also searched for documentary materials on the history of vaccination in northern Nigeria, factors responsible for the boycott, and ethical issues arising from the boycott.

Primary Classification

9.7

Secondary Classification

9.7;9.5.1;8.3.4;18.2;1.2

Journal Article

PLoS Medicine2007 March 20; (3):e73: 1-13 [Online]. Accessed: 2012 December 10

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“What led to the Nigerian boycott of the polio vaccination campaign?,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed July 22, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/35587.