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Kaduna records 80 per cent polio immunisation coverage

28 May 2013, 16:44

Kaduna- The Kaduna State Primary Health Care Agency, on Tuesday said it has recorded 80 per cent coverage in polio immunisation during the just concluded round of the exercise.

The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Safiyan Babale said in a press statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that 3 435 289 children were immunised during the period.

He said the exercise was conducted in 15 local governments out of the 23 local government ares in the state.

Babale, however, said in spite of the successes, there were still areas of resistance in the state.

"Our effort is still been challenged by high proportion of missed children and non-compliance in some polio high risk local government areas, notably Igabi, Kaduna North, Zaria and Lere.''

He assured that strategies would be adopted to overcome the challenges before the next round of immunisation in June.

"This would be done through the selection of teams from the wards and local government level, intensified monitoring and supervision for the improvement of team performance,'' he added.

He commended the effort of traditional and community leaders for their contributions and involvement in the implementation, monitoring and supervision of the programme.

The executive secretary commended parents for their cooperation and urged them to continue their support "until every child under the age of  five is vaccinated with the oral polio vaccine in the state''.

-  NAN

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