The expert’s concern is due to the fact that rabies are known to be attributed to dogs.
The outbreak now has a mortality rate of 3.1 per cent up from 2 per cent in March, according to the minister.
Children from 9 to 59 months, across the state’s 275 wards, would be vaccinated.
The four-day exercise would be conducted across the state, with probably a mop-up of two extra days for difficult-to-reach neighbourhoods.
“Those who say they don’t want to be vaccinated will get a negative test result.”
The minister of health said the requirement does not constitute compulsory vaccinations.
This delivery is the second batch of vaccines to arrive in the country, after four million doses were delivered in March under the COVAX vaccine sharing facility.