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Kwara Sets to immunize children against Measles, Polio

The Kwara state Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KWSPHCDA) has revealed its plan to Immunize children against Measles and Polio Viruses.

Dr Nusirat Elelu, The Executive Secretary, Kwara State Primary Healthcare Development Agency made this disclosure while speaking at a stakeholders meeting organized by the Agency on Monday.

According to Elelu, The Polio and measles Vaccination exercise will be flagged off on the 26th Nov 2021 and will be run from 27th of Nov 2021 till 2nd Day of December.

She said, The KWSPHCDA will ensured all eligible children are reach to get immunized against the virus.

While Speaking about the Mass Vaccination against Coronavirus that was flagged off last week, The KWSPHCDA Boss disclosed that the campaign will be run for 30 days, noting that the agency has provided additional Places for the Vaccination exercise.

“Specifically 9 vaccination sites Will be distributed across LGA’s in Kwara State which will be specific places, like market, ShopRite and other areas with high population of people.

Conclusively, Elelu implored Parents to make their children available for the measles and polio vaccination Exercise, urging the people of Kwara state to take advantage of the mass vaccination and get vaccinated Against COVID-19.

“We are also going to be having mobile intervention using the mobile vaccination plans, it will have vans that are equipped with vaccination facility to move across the city and also specific places like our campuses to ensure that eligible people aged 18 years and above are vaccinated Against the deadly pandemic.”

Stakeholders at the meeting includes ; Traditional Leaders, Religious Leaders, Youths, Journalists and Security Agencies.

The meeting was well attended by representatives from the agency’s technical partners which includes W.H.O rep, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, and UNICEF.

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