No fewer than 767,200 children will be immunised against measles, the Director, Primary Healthcare and Disease Control in Kwara State, Dr. Abimbola Folorunso, has revealed.
Folorunso also called on parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards between the ages of nine months and five years are vaccinated.
The medical expert, who spoke at a sensitisation programme on the exercise scheduled to hold between November 21-25, said: “It will cover 767,200 children in 193 wards in 16 local government areas and the vaccination would be done at fixed/temporary posts in all wards.”
According to her, “One dose of the vaccine is 85 percent effective at preventing measles and two doses are about 97 percent effective.”
She maintained that the vaccination is safe, free and highly efficacious for measles prevention, while warning that measles could reduce a child’s ability to fight other diseases.

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