Polio: Agency targets 1.7m children for immunisation in Jigawa


The Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHCDA) says no fewer than 1.7 million children are targeted for immunisation against polio in the ongoing campaign across the state.


Dr Kabir Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary of the agency, made this known while speaking with the press in Dutse.


Ibrahim said enough personnel had been engaged to conduct the exercise across the 27 local government areas of the state.


He said the agency had received enough Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) and other logistics for the smooth conduct of the exercise.


The executive secretary added that the exercise, which commenced on July 23 is currently going simultaneously in the 27 LGAs.


Ibrahim sought for the support and cooperation of traditional and religious leaders, as well as other stakeholders for successful conduct of the exercise.


He also urged parents to present their children for the immunisation at designated centres in their respective communities.


“The exercise is ongoing smoothly in the 27 LGAs of the state as usual.


Therefore, parents should please cooperate with immunisation officials for a hitch-free exercise.


We believe that the cooperation will facilitate quick response in combating the disease and address other emergency situations in the state,” he added.