Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State said on Thursday that the state recorded 111 per cent coverage in the first round of the 2014 National Immunization Plus Days.

Mimiko said the feat was as a result of well coordinated effort of the government in mobilising people for the exercise.

The governor spoke while inaugurating the second round of the exercise at Oja Oba in Akure.

He said the programme would afford children below five years the opportunity to receive two drops of potent OPV, using the house-to-house strategy.

The governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Dr Kola Ademujimi, said children below one year would be immunised against Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Pertusis, Hepatitis, Measles and Yellow fever.

“You will agree with me that our collective support of the immunisation programme today signifies our assurance of a healthy, fruitful and productive future generation.

“It is in line with the above that all necessary machinery has been put in place to ensure that all eligible children and mothers are reached with the intervention during the exercise.


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