2019: Jigawa targets 1.7m children for polio immunization

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

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Kabir Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Tuesday that enough personnel had been engaged to conduct the exercise simultaneously across the 27 local government areas of the state.

He said that 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.

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“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 immunization will start on April 20.

(NAN)

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