A child suffering from measles

The Kwara Government says 421,820 children between nine months and five years have been vaccinated against measles in the state.

Alhaji Ahmed lbn-Mohammed, the Chairman, Kwara House of Assembly Committee on Health, confirmed the development in llorin on Monday.

Ibn-Mohammed (APC-Kaima-Wajibe-Kemanji) told the newsmen that the vaccination took place from March 1 to 13 in all the 16 local government areas of the state.

While describing it as a huge success, the health committee chairman said the exercise was conducted in collaboration with the state and the Federal Government to eliminate killer diseases amongst children.

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“The vaccination of children against outbreak of measles in the state provided an opportunity for parents who did not take immunisation for their children since childhood and recorded a huge success,” the lawmaker said.

He called for the sustenance of the collaboration so that measles and other killer diseases could be wiped out from the state.

Ibn-Mohammed said the committee would intensify efforts on its oversight functions in the health sector to ensure well-being of residents.

He advised the people to always ensure a clean environment to prevent outbreak of diseases.

Kwara state vaccinates 421,820 children

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