Kwara Government Launches Anti-Measles Vaccination Campaign For Under-Five Children
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 28, 2023
Kwara State Government on Friday flagged off the 2023 Measles and Immunization campaign for under five aged children in the state, with the government pledging to ensure that the exercise covers the vast majority of the target group.
According to a statement from the Press Secretary Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency (KWHCDA), Alade Opeyemi Kwara’s Measles Campaign and routine Immunization will be held between 26th October and 1st November, 2023.
At the flag-off ceremony in Ilorin, Deputy Governor and Chairman, State Task Force on Immunization, Mr. Kayode Alabi, said the vaccine has been allocated to various healthcare centres in the 16 local governments of the state for proper administration.
State Commissioner for Health Dr Amina Ahmed El-Imam, in her remarks, implored Kwara residents to ignore the disinformation making rounds to discredit the exercise and deter their innocent children from accessing the vaccine, affirming that the vaccine is safe for use.
On her part, the Executive secretary of Kwara State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr. Elelu, in her welcome address, said measles is one of the highly infectious diseases that largely affect children under five years of age, who missed their vaccination in the first year of life, calling on people to take advantage of the exercise.