By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Kaduna State has commenced another round of polio immunization campaign, calling on the parents and caregivers to make Children of less than 5 years of age available for vaccination.
The exercise is scheduled for 11th – 14th September, 2021 and would be conducted through House-to-House visits, on the streets and markets, motor parks among others.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State Coordinator, Journalists Initiative on Immunization Against Polio (JAP) Lawal A. Dogara.
JAP coordinator also advised that immunization would enable the children grow healthier m, enjoying parents to try and ensure they allowed 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.
It 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 for the benefit of their children.
Accordingly, JAP commended the World Health Organization (WHO) 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.
The statement also added that Covid-19 vaccination is currently on, urging people to give it all the needed support and ensure that they are vaccinated.