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IBEJU-LEKKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT. STATE WIDE INTEGRATED MEASLES VACCINATION FLAGS-OFF CAMPAIGN.

Lagos State Government started an Integrated Vaccination Campaign for the fight against Measles in children under the ages 9 months to 59 months. The exercise was flagged off Wednesday 15th June, 2022 by the wife of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Her Excellency, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu at Kosofe Local Government which is one of the five Local Government piloting the first phase of the Campaign.
In the same vein, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Executive Chairman, Hon.(Engr.) Abdullahi Sesan Olowa on Thursday 16th June, 2022 flags off the Integrated Measles Vaccination Campaign being one of the Council’s starting the project.
The Executive Chairman, who was represented by the Local Government’s Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Hon. Wakilat Odupe stated in his address that the move to prevent children from the menace of Measles which is the most contagious infection amongst is a step towards reducing child mortality rate.
Hon. Olowa also commended the inclusion of the administration of Vitamin A and other supplements for children under the stipulated ages.
The Council Mayor appealed to parents to support the Government by submitting their children for Vaccinations and other routine
medications.
While Measles vaccines is for nine (9)months to (59) months, the vitamin A is for six(6) months to five (5) years while the oral Polio is for zero to five(5) years respectively.
Hon. Olowa eulogized the Health Team of the Local Government led by the Medical Officer of Health (MOH), Dr. Oguntuase for raising the health standard of the area through outreach programmes organized by the council area.
He further admonished the team to ensure all children within the area are vaccinated. Mothers are, however enjoined to visit the below venues with their children to benefit: PHC’s, Hospitals,
Churches and so on starting from Friday, 17th to Thursday, 24th June 2022.
Also present at the occasion were the State Immunization Programme Officer, Mrs. Olubunmi Akinlade and Mrs. Olayinka Olanike representing World Health Organization (WHO).

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