Oyo To Vaccinate Women In Seven LGAs
As part of efforts to eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus(MNT) in the state, Oyo State Government says it will conduct three-round of Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination(MNTE) campaign in seven affected Local Government Areas.
The State Health Educator, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Mrs Oluwakemi Olawoyin made the disclosure in Ibadan at a sensitization programme aimed at eliminating MNT from Oyo state.
“The general objective of the new vaccination exercise is to achieve eighty percent for the three rounds of vaccination exercise across the seven Local Government Areas,’’ she said.
The three-round elimination campaign started from September 11 to 19; October 20 to 24 and May 2018.
The seven Local Government identified as high risk in the state are Atisbo, Ibarapa North, Itesiwaju, Iwajowa, Oyo West, Saki East and Saki West.
She further stated that government would implement the three focus catch up rounds with TTCV in settlements located five Kilometres or more from a health facility in the seven high-risk LGAs.
“Nigeria is a signatory to the international pact for the elimination of Tetanus disease by 2015 but now in 2017. Seven LGAs in Oyo State has been identified to be at high risk.
“In order to meet up with an international validation exercise, the Oyo state primary health care board has now begun a three round of vaccination exercise within the affected local government areas.
“We urge all females of reproductive ages within the council areas to avail themselves the new opportunities,’’ she said.