Measles: Lagos to vaccinate 5 million children in 16 days | Dailytrust

Measles: Lagos to vaccinate 5 million children in 16 days

child suffering from the disease
child suffering from the disease

No fewer than five million children are expected to be immunised during the 2022 Integrated Measles vaccination campaign in Lagos State.

The 16-day campaign which targets children aged six to 59 months will be held from June 17 to 24, and June 27 to July 4 in all 57 local government and local council development areas of the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, made the announcement yesterday at a press briefing heralding the commencement of the measles vaccination exercise.

He said the state government would conduct the exercise in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and other development partners in line with the National Measles Elimination Strategic Plan 2018-2028.

“The measles vaccine will be provided to children aged nine to 59 months with Vitamin A supplements for children aged six to 59 months.

“Routine immunisation services will be available from birth up to 23 months, while COVID vaccination will also be available for adults who are 18 years and above as part of our integrated vaccination campaign approach,” he said. 

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