BY OLUWATOSIN IGHOTEGUONO
The Ondo State primary health care development agency has implored parents to ensure that their children of eighteen years and above present themselves for covid-19 vaccine in health facilities across the eighteen local government areas of the state.
The Permanent Secretary of the agency, Dr Francis Akanbiemu stated this during a stakeholders meeting on routine immunisation and Covid-19 in Akure.
Dr Akanbiemu who was represented by the agency’s director, community health services and education, Dr Samuel Abiona noted that children who were not up to eighteen years when covid-19 hit the country still had the opportunity of the vaccine now that they were at the prescribed age.
The medical expert also advised Nigerians who were yet to get vaccinated against covid-19 to do so as there were still cases of the disease in the country.
Giving update on immunisation, the Ondo state Immunisation officer, Mrs Comfort Olagundoye said the state still maintained its leading position in routine immunisation while that of covid-19 was not encouraging urging residents to go for booster doses of Vaccine at primary healthcare facilities.
The meeting was attended by some key stakeholders such as health educators, market women, journalists, religious leaders including the chairman of CAN in Ondo state, Reverend father Anslem Ologunwa who applauded the efforts of Ondo state government at boosting the health sector.