Ife East LG Vaccinates 10,500 Children Against Polio


Polio vaccine given to a child – Photo credit: WHO/AFRO

Mrs. Olanike Awoyefa, the Ward Supervisor, Ifelodun Health Centre, Ife East Local Government Area of Osun, said the council has vaccinated 10,500 children against Polio.

Awoyefa disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday, in Ile-Ife.

She said that the Oral Polio vaccine, the second phase this year, was administered to children under five years to prevent them from the disease.

According to her, the government will continue to put in place measures to prevent the virus.

Awoyefa explained that the exercise commenced from December 16 to 19, covering Akogun, Apata 11, 111, Asiko-laye, Ajidara, Owoeye, Oyebanji, Ifedebi, Safejo, Alajobi, Lakaye areas.

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She, however, commended mothers for supporting the exercise and allowing their children to be vaccinated.

She equally lauded the state government’s commitment to the elimination of polio in the state.



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