Oyo State government has said there was no polio case in the state just as it commences mass polio immunization of children age zero years to five years by Saturday.
Olaoye, who spoke at a one-day sensitization meeting with Oyo State social mobilization committee members, said cases of vaccine-derived polio cases had already been recorded in the neighboring Lagos, Ogun and Kwara states, so necessitating that all children in the state are protected.
Mrs. Eunice Niyilola, the state’s immunization officer said polio immunization coverage of Oyo State is less than 70 percent and described it as a challenge.
Mrs. Niyilola called on the social mobilization committee members to help spread in their communities the importance of vaccinating children.
She declared that the state still has many children, especially in hard to reach places, missing out from vaccination.
Mr. Akinrinade urged the members of the Oyo State social mobilization committee members to continue to support the immunization of children in their communities to increase vaccination compliance.Do you want to be the first to get these news,updates and vital info?