Vaccination: Parents withdraw kids from Ondo schools

On 18/Oct/2017 / In Medical News

Parents on Tuesday stormed many public and private primary schools, as well as secondary schools in Ondo State to withdraw their children.
 
Their actions were said to have been caused by the information that military men wanted to allegedly inject the pupils with poisonous vaccines.
 
It was gathered that the military had wanted to set up a medical outreach in Owo, in the Owo Local Government Area.
But the parents in the town were said to have stopped their children from going to school in order to evade the exercise.
 
At some of the schools visited by our correspondents, some parents almost engaged the teachers in fisticuffs when the latter refused to release the children.
 
The gates of some schools were broken by anxious parents, who forcefully took their children home.
 
A parent, who identified herself as Adeyemi said, “I can’t joke with the lives of my children. I don’t want any vaccination”
 
However, the state government in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, said no vaccination took place anywhere in the state.
 
The statement read in part, “The information is baseless. Investigation across the state has shown that nothing of such took place in any part of Ondo State.”
 
Similarly, the Assistant Director of Army Public Relations in the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Major Ojo Adelegan, said, “There is no ongoing medical outreach in Ondo State.”

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