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12 Mar 2018

STATEWIDE MEASLES VACCINATION CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN AGES 9MONTHS TO 5YEARS OLD

Lagos State Government in collaboration with all partner Agencies in the State will conduct statewide Measles Vaccination Campaign for children *9months* *to* *5years* *old* . This exercise will take place in two streams. *Stream* *One:* The following *LGAs* are commencing the MVC from *15th* to *22nd* *MARCH* , 2018. 1. *Alimosho* 2. *Agege* 3. *Ajeromi* 4. *Ojo* 5. *Amuwo* / *Odofin* 6. *L* */Mainland* 7. *Ikorodu* 8. *L* / *Island* 9. *Epe* 10. *Mushin* ** *Stream 2* : While this LGAs will be implementing from *22nd* -- *29th, March* 2018: 11. *Ikeja* 12. *Ifako* 13. *Apapa* 14. *Badagry* 15. *Oshodi* / *Isolo* 16. *Surulere* 17. *Somolu* 18. *Kosofe* 19. *Eti* - *Osa* 20. *Ibeju* The *Measles* *Vaccination* *Campaign* *teams* will be at all *Primary Health Care Centers, General Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Nursing / Convalescent Homes, Schools* , *Churches* / *Mosques* , *Eateries* , *Playing* *ground* , *Houses* , *Gated* *Estates* , *Gated* *apartments* , *Markets* , *Communities, Riverine* *settlements, upland and inland areas, Special population settlements etc in Lagos State.* We use this medium to implore all parents and caregivers (Mothers, Fathers, grand parents, Uncles, Aunties) to bring out this target age group children to the nearest healthcare centre for the vaccination or and other designated vaccination posts within the community Measles vaccination is free and safe. Protects your child from measles disease which may lead to blindness, deafness pneumonia disability, and regret. Please help to disseminate this information. Thanks for your support. State Health Education Officer- LSPHB- For more information, contact 08033261359. Please talk to your congregation @ the church/ mosque service, talk to someone today.