MOH seeks parents’ cooperation as immunisation begins July 30
By Damilola Kushimo
The Medical Officer of Health (MOH), Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Dr. Baqiah Yusufu has appealed to the parents and guardians to cooperate with the vaccination officers by making their children/wards available for immunisation exercise which commences on Tuesday this week.
Yusufu implored parents and guardian to shun any form of apathy or resistance to the immunisation exercise, stressing that cooperation with the vaccination health workers would help achieve the paramount goal of getting the children in the community immunised against polio and combat the trait of any form of paralysis in them.
It would be recalled that the Lagos State Government last month declared that it would give executive order compelling the enforcement of polio vaccine on the residents as many parents prevented immunisation officers from administering polio vaccines on their children.
Speaking with ECHONEWS, Yesufu said: “The immunisation exercise which comes up twice a year is a national programme aimed at proactively immunising children below the age of five against polio. The exercise is a 4-day exercise which begins on Thursday, July 31 through Tuesday, August 2, 2019 and our officers will be at every public places just to make sure every child is immunised.
“We are appealing to the guardians and parents to make sure their children are available for the exercise, they should not entertain any fear of overdosing or anything of such, it is safe, it’s an effort of the federal government to make sure every child is immunised against the paralytic virus, we want to achieve that in Isolo.”