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Jigawa state to immunize 1.7million children against polio

The Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHCDA) says it is targetting 1.7 million children in the first round of 2019 polio immunisation campaign across the state.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Kabir Ibrahim, said in Dutse, the state capital on Tuesday

that enough personnel had been engaged to conduct the exercise simultaneously across the 27 local government areas of the state.

He said the agency had also received enough Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) and markers from Federal Government for the smooth conduct of the exercise.

The executive secretary said all necessary arrangements had been concluded for smooth conduct of the exercise.

Ibrahim sought for the support and cooperation of traditional and religious leaders, as well as other stakeholders for successful immunisation.

He urged parents to present their children for immunisation at designated centres in their respective communities.

He added that all arrangements have been concluded for the smooth conduct of the exercise.

Therefore, parents should please cooperate with immunisation officials. The cooperation will facilitate quick response in combating the disease and address other emergency situations in the state.

The 2019 first round of polio immunisation will start on April 20.

Source: Voice of Nigeria