Immunizers Are Busy Vaccinating Across the Country

SECOND NATIONAL MASS AND FREE VACCINATION CAMPAIGNVACCINATION UNDERWAY FOR 6 MILLIONS ANIMALS ABOVE THREE MONTHS OLD

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The current operation comes at the heels of Bazooka campaign that held in 2019. The “mass shooting‘’ against the virus” targeted the entire population of sheep and goats. One isssue is peculiar this time around. Subjects under three months old won’t be vaccinated. Actually, the kid, baby goat, and the lamb, baby sheep, enjoy natural protection from the anti-bodies. They are inherited from their parents. Vaccinating them becomes a waste of energy in vain because of their maternal immunity.

The goal of the 2020 campaign is to vaccinate 6 million sheep and goats. The overall population, including animal under three months old, is estimated at 8 million heads, according to physical counts which had preceded the maiden campaign in 2019. Two vaccination stakeholders roam sheepfolds across Cameroon. The major actor is the Livestock Development Project. PRODEL has been equiped to vaccinate 4.5 million small ruminants. Its deployment, once again, criss-crosses Cameroon in a sort of immunizing web. The South West and North West regions, as in 2019, are given special consideration.

The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, is the the second stakeholder of the 2020 campaign. Public authorities have assigned it the figure of one and a half million sheep and  goats to be vaccinated. The ICRC carries out vaccination  operations in three divisions: Logone-and-Chari, Mayo-Tsanaga and Mayo-Sava.