Polio vaccine plans may run into problems in NigeriaBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7410.380-c (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:380
- Abiodun Raufu
Plans by the World Health Organization to vaccinate against poliomyelitis in Nigeria to eradicate the condition there by the end of the year could run into a major hurdle.
The Supreme Council for Sharia, one of the respected Muslim organisations in the predominantly Muslim region of northern Nigeria, has asked the government to halt the immunisation programme, claiming it has evidence to show that the vaccine contains anti-fertility substances.
The secretary general of the Supreme Council for Sharia in …
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