Saturday, 6 June 2015

80,000 Children to be Immunized at Jigawa State

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The Kiyawa Local Government Council of Jigawa State on Friday said it is targeting more than 80,000 children for vaccination against polio in the ongoing immunisation.

The Manager, National Programme on Immunisation in the area, Alhaji Ashiru Mu’azu, said this through the council’s Information Officer, Malam Abdullahi Yakubu, in Kiyawa.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the June round of immunisation exercise would kick off on Saturday in the 27 local government areas of the state.
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Yakubu said according to the NPI Manager, the state government has supplied 78,000 doses of Oral Polio Vaccines for the smooth conduct of the exercise.
He said the children would be immunised against polio and other child-killer diseases between June 6 and June 9.
The official said the exercise would be conducted under the supervision of the council chairman and his councillors.
According to him, the council had provided 135 cartons of sweets to woo children to participate in the exercise.
Yakubu further said a Mop Up exercise for non-compliance for last round of the polio would be conducted on Wednesday in some villages.
He said the council had also engaged community and religious leaders to mobilise participation in the exercise and urged parents and guardians to cooperate with the health workers.
According to him, over 75,000 children were immunised in the last round of the exercise in the area conducted in April.

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