Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation Safety (LIONS) Club, Region 2 Akwa Ibom, has immunised 300 children in Okobo Local Government Area of the state, against measles as part of their contribution to integrated measles campaign.
The Region 2 Chairman, John Obisung, who said this in Uyo during the end of the immunisation exercise, stated that the club took the immunisation train to churches and other public places to bring the services closer to the people.
Obisung urged parents to always ensure the availability of their children for immunisation, adding that immunisation was the only way to prevent children from contracting the disease.
“Immunisation remains the only way of eradicating measles from our society and we advised parents to bring out their children and wards anytime health officials visit their homes.
“We immunised 300 children and we believe that the exercise will make children stay healthy and prevent untimely deaths among them,” he said.
He explained that the club embarked on enlightenment carnival across the local government area to sensitise the people on the usefulness of the exercise, especially for children.
Obisung said that the club would improve on the number of children to be immunised in subsequent exercises.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of Okobo LGA, Felicia Bassey, thanked the club for their humanitarian services.
Bassey stated that government would continue to provide adequate healthcare for her citizens, especially children, pregnant women and the aged and called on parents to always avail their children of the opportunity with a view to terminating the disease from the area.