Oyo State Government says it has concluded plans to immunize more than 3 million children against Poliomyelitis and Tetanus Toxoid in the 2017 National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs).
Briefing newsmen in Ibadan on Thursday, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Azeez Adeduntan, said that pregnant women would be immunised against Tetanus Toxoid.
Our Correspondent reports that the first round of the NIPDS in the state is scheduled to hold from March 25 to March 28.
Adeduntan disclosed that more than 1.6million children of zero to 59months were targeted for Oral Polio Vaccination while 1.7 million women of child-bearing age would be vaccinated against Tetanus.
He stated that 4,152 children below one year (zero -11 months) , who had missed their routine immunisation, would be vaccinated according to their due antigens.
Adedutan added that children from ages of zero to five years would be immunised against poliomyelitis while missed routine antigens would be administered on children between 0 – 11 months who missed the routine immunisation scheduled.