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WHO, UNICEF to immunise 2.5m kids in Oyo

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Kemi Busari

The Oyo State government has partnered the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to vaccinate no fewer than 2.5 million children against measles during the forthcoming immunisation programme.

The exercise will hold from January 28 to February 1 in the 33 local governments of the state.

The Acting Executive Secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Lanre Abass, said this at the measles campaign media workshop in Ibadan, the state capital, recently.

According to him, 15708 health personnel would be on ground to visit homes, schools and religious centres to administer the vaccines.

Abass said:”Maternal antibody protects infants against measles in the first nine months of life. Measles vaccines are safe and are kept at preserved condition. Cards would be issued to children and we are going to be marking their fingers to prevent them from taking the vaccine twice.”

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