Polio: 46,634 children immunised in Guri, Jigawa State

Polio: 46,634 children immunise in Guri, Jigawa State
Health Worker distributing drugs to children

No fewer than 46,634 children have been immunised against the polio virus in Guri Local Government Council of Jigawa State.

Speaking at the just concluded polio immunisation campaign in the state, Alhaji Sunusi Doro, the Council`s Information Officer, stated that the council received 49,260 doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) which had enhanced the smooth conduct of the exercise.

He explained that the children were immunised against polio and other child-killer diseases during the exercise.

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The spokesman commended traditional, religious leaders as well as other volunteer groups for their effort in mobilising the people to participate in the exercise.

He expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance by parents during the exercise.

Doro said that the council purchased cartoons of sweet to encourage children to participate in the exercise.


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