BY BUKOLA BARDI
The Ondo state government is to embark on a ten day campaign against yellow fever in eleven local government areas of the state.
During the programme which will run from 20th to 29th of November 2020, children from nine months to adults of up to forty four years old will be vaccinated against yellow fever at centres that will be designated for the exercise.
The local government areas are, Akure North, Ifedore, Idanre, Ondo East, ondo west and ile oluji/Okeigbo.
Others are Odigbo, okitipupa, Irele, Ese-odo and ilaje local governments
The incidence manager for yellow fever, Dr Victor Adefesoye, announced this in Akure during a stakeholders’ meeting on yellow fever campaign organised by the Ondo state primary healthcare board.
Dr Adefesoye urged people within the age bracket for the vaccination to make themselves available while mothers should also present their children for the exercise.
The medical expert noted that an outbreak of yellow fever had been recorded in Delta state, hence the need to prevent inter state transmission.
Also speaking, the Director, community health services and education, ondo state primary healthcare board, Dr Samuel Abiona encouraged Residents to seize the opportunity of the vaccination to prevent themselves against the disease which he said had no cure yet.
Goodwill messages from WHO and UNICEF also preached massive participation in the exercise for a healthy society.
The sensitization meeting was attended by Medical group, women group, civil society organisations school owners and other stakeholders who promised to ensure the success of the yellow fever campaign.