Is immunization free in Nigeria?

Yes, all vaccines given via the routine immunization programme in Nigeria are free in government owned/public health facilities across the country. The free vaccines include BCG (against TB), polio, Pentavalent vaccines (contain vaccines against diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough, tetanus, Hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza type B – HIB), pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV), measles and yellow fever. Depending on the availability of suffcient funds, Rotavirus vaccines may become free from 2018 and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) a few years later. However, other vaccines are currently not free of charge.