Parents advised to immunise children against polio

Parents advised to immunise children against polio

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By Achadu Gabriel

Parents and caregivers have been enjoyed to ensure they make all their children less than 5 years of age available for vaccination as Kaduna State commences another round of polio immunization campaign.

The exercise is scheduled for 14th – 17th August, 2021 and would be conducted through on House-to-House visits, on the streets and markets, motor parks among others.

Thls was disclosed in a statement signed by the State Coordinator, Journalists Initiative on Immunization Against Polio (JAP), Lawal A. Dogara.

JAP advised that immunization would enable the children grow healthier as such parents should try and ensure they allow the vaccinators to attend to their wards.

JAP explained that all adequate arrangement had been made for the smooth conduct of the exercise by the State Government, Development partners and other stakeholders.

JAP further explained that during the exercise a lot of intervention will be provided such as health camps especially in the high-risk areas.

JAP commended the Traditional Rulers and Religion Leaders for their effort and urged them to put in more efforts for the success of the exercise.

It commended the World Health Organization for partnering with JAP with a view to educating the parents and the general public on the importance of immunization.

JAP therefore appealed to the ad-hoc staff engaged for the conduct of Polio immunization to ensure all eligible children are reached for the progress of the exercise.

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