In Jigawa 1.5M children to be immunized for Polio

This was disclosed by the state’s Immunization Officer, Hassan Kwalam, during the inauguration of the exercise on Sunday, January 25, in Dutse, the state capital.

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A health worker gives a child an oral polio vaccine in Kano, Nigeria. play

A health worker gives a child an oral polio vaccine in Kano, Nigeria.

(Sunday Alamba /AP)
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The Jigawa State government has revealed plans to immunize 1,578, 000 children in the state against Polio.

This was disclosed by the state’s Immunization Officer, Hassan Kwalam, during the inauguration of the exercise on Sunday, January 25, in Dutse, the state capital.

Kwalam added that the vaccination efforts were being undertaken to prevent any occurrence of the disease in the state.

“We do not have any case of polio but routine immunisation would assist us to tackle and prevent any outbreak of the disease in the near future,” Kwalam said.

“As far as we are concerned, we have eradicated the virus from the state because there was no any reported case of polio in any part of Jigawa in the past 27 months,” he added.

Kwalam also said that the immunization programme would be conducted within four days in the 27 Local Government Areas of the state.

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