Ogun State government has taken the Mass Vaccination campaign to tertiary institutions in the state in a bid to achieve the forty percent target before the end of the year.

 Flaging off the covid 19 vaccination at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Ojere, Abeokuta Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago iwoye, the commissioner for health, Dr Tomi Coker described the students as important stakeholders in the success of the campaign.

Dr Coker who explained that the mass vaccination campaign became necessary to prevent the fourth wave of the pandemic, said the emergence of the virus had affected the general wellbeing of the world population.

Also, the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr Elijah Ogunsola, noted that the present administration was concerned about the wellbeing of students, especially as the pandemic had made a huge impact on their education.

Dr Ogunsola noted that the vaccine would be incorporated into the existing health system in tertiary institutions across the State to avoid uninterrupted teaching and learning during the exercise.

In a remark, representative of the World Health Organisation, WHO, Dr. Gloria Archibong maintained that the vaccination was one of the proven measures of individual protection from the virus and interrupting its spread.

In their separate remarks, the Presidents, Students Union Government of the institutions promised to collaborate with the present administration in its fight to curb the spread of the virus.

Olusegun Folarin


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