The Osun Government said on Wednesday that it was giving free tetanus vaccination to nursing mothers in the state in order to prevent infection.
Dr Akinyinka Esho, Permanent Secretary, Osun Ministry of Health, announced this in Osogbo through a statement.
Esho said in the statement that the vaccination was meant for all nursing mothers from ages 15 to 49.
He said that the vaccination was free of charge and would be given to nursing mothers in the 15 local government areas of the state.
The permanent secretary urged women of child bearing age to visit the nearest health facility to receive the tetanus vaccination.
He commended Gov. Rauf Aregbesola for providing the necessary logistics and facilities to ensure healthy living for all residents of the state.
He further said that the exercise which started on Monday, would end on Sunday.