Thursday, January 25, 2018
DELTA HEALTH AGENCY COMMENCES MEASLES VACCINATION MARCH 1
Another round of measles vaccination campaign has been slated to hold from 1st to 13th March, 2018.
The Chairman of the Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Isioma Okobah, disclosed this while briefing the press on the campaign in Asaba.
Dr Okobah stated that the Delta State would join her southern state counterparts in the exercise from the 1st to 13th of March, explaining that the measles vaccination campaign was a national health intervention program conducted every three years.
She urged parents to take advantage of the numerous health services available in health facilities in the State, emphasizing that as the State Government was committed to ensuring quality for healthcare for all Deltans.
The Board Chairman enjoined parents and guardians to avail their children and wards of age bracket nine to 59 months of the vaccination, stressing that the vaccines were safe, free and effective in preventing eight killer diseases, indicating that the measles vaccines prevent children from blindness, deafness, lowered immunity and even death.
The Chairman said that the Agency and donor partners were working assiduously to make the campaign successful and achieve 95% coverage target and would be involved in the pre-implementation, implementation and post implementation activities to enhance the campaign.
The Chairman, Directors and Donor Partners thereafter paid advocacy visit to the Hon. Commissioner for Health to intimate Him of the upcoming campaign.