Polio Dutse LG targets 109,960 children for immunisation

Over 109,960 children have been targeted for immunisation against polio virus in the forthcoming polio immunisation in Jigawa.

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The Dutse Local Government Council of Jigawa is targeting over 109,960 children for immunisation against polio virus in the forthcoming polio immunisation in the area.

The health educator of the council, Alhaji Sani Yusif, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Wednesday.

Yusif said the council had received enough doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) to conduct the exercise.

He explained that the children would be immunised against polio and five other child-killer diseases during the five-day campaign.

The health educator said that a team of 658 trained ad hoc staff, including 482 vaccinators, would conduct the exercise.

According to him, the team would commence the exercise on September 15, 2016 with Direct Observed Polio Vaccination (DOPV) at markets, motor parks and other special places within the council area.

Yusif, therefore, urged parents in the area to cooperate with the officials by making their children available for the Immunisation.

NAN reports that the September main round of polio immunisation would commence in all the 27 Local Government Areas of the state on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

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