THE State of Osun Primary Healthcare Board has concluded plans to carry out Measles Vaccination Campaign across all the Local Governments and Local Council Development Area of the state.
The campaign exercise will be carried out across the state within six days.
According to the State Executive Secretary of the board, Dr. Mrs. Adebukola Olujide, measles vaccination will be administered to all eligible children within the age of 9-59months starting from October this year.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday in Osogbo, Olujide who was represented by the State Health Promotion Officer, Mrs. Taiwo Adeniji, disclosed that the vaccination will take place in all the state health facilities.
She added that the vaccination team will also visit special places like Schools, Crèches, Churches, Mosques , Market places and other places where eligible children can be found.
Speaking further, Olujide said: “Also all routine immunisation vaccine including COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children and women of child bearing age.
“We therefore solicit for your support and cooperation during this period to present all the eligible children in your facility as vaccines are free, safe, and effective against this childhood diseases.
“Lastly, we count on your goodwill and understanding of the importance of this exercise to the overall goal and development of the children”.