Aregbesola To Make Osun Polio Free
As the national strategy for child survival through mass immunisation to eradicate childhood killer diseases, including poliomyelitis, began at the weekend nationwide, Osun State government has promised to make the state free of the disease.
At the launch in Osogbo, Governor Rauf Aregbesola said since the inception of his administration, the state has been free of polio, adding that “it is our desire to ensure it remains so.”
Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Akinyinka Esho, the governor said health facilities had been stocked with vaccine and other materials for the exercise, noting that immunisation is free.
He said: “Health workers will go from house to house to administer two drops of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to children between ages 0 and five years. For mothers who visit our health facilities, there are other vaccines available for their babies.”