Polio Kebbi LG targets 700 children for immunisation

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency declared Kebbi polio free in 2012.

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Polio immunisation campaign.

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The Bunza Local Government Council of Kebbi, says it targets 700 children in the area for immunisation against polio which starts next week.

Malam Junaidu Gwandu, the Director of Heath in the council, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Bunza town, that the council had received 80,000 doses of vaccines for exercise.

Gwandu said appropriate personnel have been assembled and trained for the exercise.

“We will conduct house-to-house and school-to-school exercise to ensure that all the target persons are reached,’’ he said.

Gwandu explained that the area had not recorded any case of polio outbreak in the last four years and that the council hopes to sustain the record.

He called on parents to make their children available for the immunization.

Gwandu stressed that his department would closely monitor the exercise to stem incidences of rejection by some parents.

NAN reports that the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency declared Kebbi polio free in 2012.