BUKKY BARDI

Ondo state government says it has increased number of days and duration for immunisation against child killer diseases.

Commissioner for health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro made this known in Akure at a one day media sensitisation workshop on measles.

Dr Adegbenro said the step became necessary as all attention had now shifted to the prevention and treatment of the rampanging coronavirus at the detriment of other vaccine preventable diseases such polio, measles among others.

He said immunisation days in government hospitals across Ondo state had been increased from three to five days while it was now three days in maternity centres as against the initial one day.

Earlier, the executive secretary of the Ondo state primary healthcare development board, Dr Francis Akanbiemu had urged mothers in the state to present their children for immunisation as the health facilities had been adequately protected against covid19 infection.

Dr Akanbiemu who hinted that Ondo state had achieved eighty five percent immunisation against measles said there were enough vaccines for all child killer diseases.

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