Lagos to Immunize 4.8 Million Children This Weekend

In a bid to reduce children sickness and death in the state, the Lagos State Government has said that it would immunize no fewer than 4,795,312 under-five children during the first round of 2014 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) campaign which would hold this weekend between March 1 and 4, 2014.

At a briefing, ahead of the programme, Dr. Yewande Adeshina, Special Adviser to the State Governor on Public Health, said Lagos State has completed all arrangements, including availability of the bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), to ensure a successful campaign.

The immunization campaign is to ensure every child is vaccinated against preventable childhood killer diseases such as poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis, yellow fever and measles.

The nationwide exercise is in collaboration with the Federal Government, United Nations and other development partners.

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