Dutse - The Dutse Local Government Council of Jigawa said on
Sunday that it would vaccinate no fewer than 109,882 children against polio
during the immunisation exercise in the state.
The Information Officer in charge of the Local government
area, Malam Ya’u Garba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse that the
council had 120,000 doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) to cover the targeted
number of children.
Garba said that the children would be immunised against
polio and other childhood-killer diseases during the five-day exercise.
He said that 642 ad-hoc staff had been trained and were
currently conducting the exercise.
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According to him, the Health Educator of the council, Alhaji
Sani Yusuf, commended traditional and religious leaders for mobilising people
to participate in the exercise and solicited for more cooperation to ensure its
He added that Yusuf particularly appealed to parents to make
their children available for the exercise.
The current round of polio immunisation was launched in all
the 27 local government areas of the state on Saturday, Nov. 12.
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