Kastina State immunises 79,088 children against polio

No fewer than 79,088 children were immunised at the just concluded phase 11 of the Outbreak Response against Polio in Daura Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina state, a State Official has said.

The LGA Director of Primary Health Care Ahmed Murtala, made the disclosure in an interview with the press in Daura.

He said that no case of rejection was reported during the exercise across the 11 wards of the LGA.

We received 86,700 doses of vaccines for the exercise to ensure it was hitch free and we formed 73 house to house teams, 29 special teams across the LGA,'' Murtala said.

Also speaking, the LGA Immunisation Officer, Yahaya Aliyu described the exercise as huge success saying about 97 per cent compliance on polio eradication had been recorded.

He commended stakeholders on polio immunisation for their resilience, understanding and the painstaking struggles to ensure compliance, while lauding efforts of the State Government on regular supply of vaccines and other tools.

The LGA immunised 180,142 children during the phase 1 of the response in September.

Source: Voice of Nigeria