197,269 Children Get Vaccinated Against Measles In Kwara

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At least 197,269 children have been vaccinated against measles in the first phase of the immunisation programme in Kwara State.

The State Communication for Development Consultant, Dr Iyabode Ajibola, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin, the state capital.

The first phase, which began early this month, covered eight local government areas.

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Dr Ajibola listed the benefitting councils as Asa, Baruten, Edu, Ekiti, Isin, Oyun, Ilorin West and Ifelodun.

While explaining that 404,703 children are targeted in the programme, she noted that officials are yet to encounter cases of non-compliance by communities in the first phase of the programme.

The medical expert also added that the state government placed a high premium on Primary Health Care and Routine Immunisation, even ensured strategies to reduce the burden of preventable diseases.

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According to her, the immunisation initiative is accessible to all citizens regardless of their economic status.

The second phase of the immunisation, which started last Thursday, will end tomorrow, she added.

Irepodun, Moro, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Kaiama, Patigi and Oke-Ero local government areas have all been targeted to benefit from the programme.



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