The Edo State Primary Health Care Development Agency has rescheduled its planned administration of the second round of oral polio vaccination for children between ages 0-59 months.
By this new development, the exercise earlier slated for May 7 will now hold between May 14 and May 17, 2022.
The postponement was confirmed in a statement from the Health Education Officer of the ESPHCDA, Irene Uabor, which was made available to newsmen in Benin on Wednesday.
The statement reads party, “This is to inform the general public that the second round of oral polio vaccination for children between the age group of 0-59 months, that is, less than five years of age, earlier scheduled for May 7, will now hold between May 14 and May 17.”
The health official noted that the exercise will be conducted in all the 18 Local Government Areas of the State.
She added that health personnel in the state will be positioned at designated points such as churches, mosques and markets to administer the oral polio vaccines.
She also noted that the rising cases of polio virus across the state had necessitated the vaccination campaign.