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2.2m children to be immunised against polio in Niger

14 April 2014, 17:32

Minna - Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger on Sunday said 2.2 million children would be immunised against polio during the third round of the Immunisation Plus campaign in the state.

Aliyu, who spoke at the inauguration of the campaign in Minna, said the vaccines had been sent to various cold chain stores in the state.

Represented by Ahmed Ibeto, his Deputy, Aliyu said the personnel had been trained on how to tackle cases of rejections by parents and guardians.

He said the state government was committed to polio virus eradication through proactive measures and constant surveillance of its border areas.

"This ceremony is one of the strategies put in place to ensure that our communities are sensitised and encouraged to embrace the concept of preventive medicine in vaccination against child-killer diseases.

"I urge all and sundry, especially youths, parents, health caregivers and school teachers, to mobilise every household to receive polio vaccines in ensuring completely eradication of polio,’’ he said.

The governor said he was happy that the state had been able to halt the transmission of the virus since 2012.

He said the state government would continue to work with the stakeholders until polio was eradicated by the end of this year. 

 - NAN

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