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111 897 children immunised against polio in Jigawa

18 June 2015, 19:43

Dutse - 111,897 children have been immunised against polio virus in Dutse local government area of Jigawa during the last polio immunisation exercise, an official has said.

Suraj Muhammad, the Manager, National Programme on Immunisation (NPI) for the council, said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday.

Muhammad said that the council received 120 000 doses of Oral Polio Vaccines and used 119 640 during the exercise.

Also read: Jigawa to immunise millions of children against polio

The manager explained that seven non-compliance cases were recorded during the exercise, which led to non-immunisation of nine children in the area.

According to him, 176 house-to-house teams, 25 special teams and 22 fixed teams for routine immunisation participated in the exercise.

Muhammad commended the local government council for its support to the exercise and urged residents to embrace the programme.



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