Gloria Ogbu

The Ekiti State Primary Health Care Agency has said it will vaccinate about 320,000 eligible children under the Integrated Measles Campaign beginning from October 20 to 26, 2022.

It was also gathered that other vaccination such as the vaccination against COVID-19 will also be carried out by the Agency.

According to the agency, the age range of the beneficiaries against measles is between ages 9 to 59 months, while those between the ages of 18-year and above will be vaccinated against COVID-19 infection.

The PHC’s Deputy State Immunisation Officer, Mrs Omolabake Ogundola who disclosed this to Newsmen on Tuesday, in Ado Ekiti, also urged parents, guardians and school owners to help the health workers vaccinate their children.

Ogundola also revealed that the government is working towards immunizing every eligible child in the 16 Local Government of the state.

“The state government will be carrying out Integrated Measles Campaign in October. What this means is that, we will be combining measles vaccination with other routine vaccinations such as COVID-19 and others,” she said.

On the Covid-19 vaccination, she said the state government has paid its counterpart funding and met other requirements for the exercise to commence.