Jigawa to immunise 1.7m children against polio


The Jigawa State Primary Health care Development Agency (PHCDA) said, it has targeted about 1.7 million children for inoculation against polio in the second round immunisation campaign in the state.

The Executive Secretary of the agency Dr Kabir Ibrahim stated that adequate personnel had been deployed to facilitate smooth conduct of the exercise across the state.

“The gesture was to ensure that all children less than five years old were immunised against the disease.

“The agency had received enough Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) to facilitate the successful conduct of the exercise.

“Parents should co-operate with immunisation officials for a hitch-free exercise,” Ibrahim said.

According to him, such co-operation will facilitate a quick response in combating the disease and address other emergency situations in the state.

The Secretary, who sought the support and co-operation of community and religious leaders as well as other stakeholders for the smooth conduct of the exercise, urged parents to present their wards for the immunisation at designated centres.

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