The Kano State government has on Tuesday disclosed that, no fewer than six hundred thousand children have been targeted for immunization in 2021.
This according to the state was to cover up the gap created as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Executive Secretary, Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr. Tijjani Hussaini made this known at the end of the Routine Immunization Annual Work Plan for 2021 held in Kaduna State between 10th and 13th October.
According to Dr. Hussaini, the State Primary Healthcare Management Board in a view to achieving its robust plans has introduced and embarked on rigorous awareness and enlightenment campaigns especially at the Local Government Level to educate parents on the importance of immunizing their children.
“The Board has also deemed it necessary to meet together with all its stakeholders from the state hospitals, zones, local governments and state level in order to map out befitting modalities aimed at building on the tremendous achievements recorded this year.
“He charged all those concerned to seize the opportunity provided by the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who has provided free vaccines at all the state hospitals to avail their children under the age of one. This is bearing in mind that an immunized child is a healthy child,” the Executive Secretary, stated.