In Abuja Inadequate vaccines hinders immunisation in Kuje Area Council says Coordinator

He made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kuje during the immunisation of children at the Primary Health Care Centre in the area.

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Mr Haruna Agwai, the Primary Health Care Coordinator of Kuje Area Council, says inadequate vaccines was hindering the progress of work at the ongoing immunisation of children against meningitis and polio in the area.

Agwai made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kuje during the immunisation of children at the Primary Health Care Centre in the area.

“Inadequate vaccines, weather condition, inadequate funding, difficult terrain, vehicles and manpower are slowing down the process of immunisation in the area,’’ Agwoi said.

He said that in spite the hindrance, “the health workers are vaccinating children on meningitis from the ages 0 to 59 months and Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV) from 1 to 29 years.’’

The coordinator said the essence of the current exercise was to immunise children against the recent outbreak of meningitis in some parts of the country.

“We are vaccinating the children and taking precautions against the outbreak of meningitis in some parts of the country.’’

He said about 7,763 children had so far been immunised out of about 17,000 children, representing 40 per cent.

Agwai commended some parents for cooperating with health workers for the progress of the exercise.

According to him, Kuje Area Council Administration is determined to ensure that children in the area are healthy.

He also praised the council’s health personnel,traditional rulers and families for their support.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the council has 10 electoral wards while some of its communities lack adequate primary healthcare centres.

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