Jigawa targets 1.7m children for polio immunisation

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Jigawa targets 1.7m children for polio immunisation

By Muhammad Nasir Bashir

The Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHCDA) says about 1.7 million children will be immunised against polio in the ongoing last round of 2017 immunisation across the state.

Dr Kabiru Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary of the agency, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Tuesday.

Ibrahim said that enough personnel had been engaged to conduct the exercise simultaneously across the 27 local government areas in order to ensure that all children are immunised against the disease.

He said the agency has received enough Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) and markers from the federal government for the smooth conduct of the exercise.

The scribe commended traditional rulers and religious leaders as well as other stakeholders in the state for their support and cooperation in ensuring the smooth conduct of the exercise.

Ibrahim, who expressed satisfaction at the level of compliance by parents, also appealed to them to cooperate with immunisation officials for a hitch-free exercise.

According to him, such cooperation will further facilitate quick response in combating the disease and address other emergency situations in the state.

NAN reports that the current round of polio immunisation commenced on Sept. 16. (NAN)

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