The Kwara State government is targeting four hundred and four thousand, seven hundred and three children for vaccination during the forthcoming measles vaccination campaign, MVC. The vaccination exercise, which is for children of nine months to under-five years of age, comes up from the first to the thirteenth of March, 2018.
It will run in two phases with the first phase holding at seven local government areas from March first to sixth while the second phase holds at the other LGAs from March eighth to the thirteenth.
During a media orientation training held at the Kwara state ministry of health, the executive secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Patience Folorunsho, noted that preparation is in top gear to achieve ninety-five percent success rate towards ensuring that measles is eradicated from Kwara communities.
She urged parents and guardians to play their role in the effort by making their wards available for vaccination during the campaign.
An official of the Ministry of health, Dr Adekeye in her remarks identified lack of access, misinformation and an adverse effect following immunization as some of the challenges facing the success of the program.
The officials however noted that adequate preparation and enlightenment will help combat the challenges.