The Lagos State Primary Health Care Council has revealed its plans to vaccinate more than 50,000 children to prevent annual deaths from rotavirus disease across the state.
Ms Clara Owojuyigbe, Director of Health Education and Health Promotion Services, LSPHCB, said in a statement on Monday at the forum held in Alausa, Ikeja.
Owojuyigbe, represented by Mrs. Oluwatoyin Finnih, Assistant Director of the Board, noted that the oral vaccine will be given to all infants aged 6, 10 and 14 weeks.
She said: “Rotavirus vaccination was introduced with the aim of preventing more than 50,000 child deaths each year from the disease and will be given orally to all infants aged 6, 10 and 14 weeks.
“With the support of development partners, the Lagos State Primary Health Care Council will conduct a statewide Widespread rotavirus immunization campaign.”
Dr Bello Bakunawa, Chief Medical Officer representing the National Primary Health Care Development Authority in Abuja, said the various stakeholders who participated in the advocacy session were important to the initiative as they represented various communities in Lagos State who needed to carry the wheel Virus vaccination program.
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