There was pandemonium in Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State this Tuesday, as pupils abandoned classes to run for dear lives over monkey pox vaccination exercise. The roads were crowded over and transporters were having a field day as parents rushed to pick thei r wards in their respective schools.
Reports have it that trouble started when health workers were noticed approaching the premises of some schools with their vaccination materials, apparently to administer same on the pupils.
Teachers and head of schools, who may have been monitoring stories of how pupils and some adults who accepted such vaccines purportedly died soon after, called parents to pick up their wards and closed schools for the day.
It would be recalled that several people, including school pupils, have been reported to have died in neighbouring states like Abia, Anambra, and Ebonyi as a result of healthcare services purported administered by men of the Nigerian Army in the couple of weeks.