—The Kaduna State Government has commenced measles and meningitis immunization for children of between the ages of 9 months to Five Years.

In a press statement issued in Kaduna by the State Coordinator, Journalists
Initiative On Immunization against Polio (JAP),Kaduna State Chapter, Mallam
Lawal Dogara, said the exercise would be conducted in two phases across
the state beginning from November, 16th to December, 3rd , 2019.
The statement explained that the immunization exercise would take place in
all the primary health facilities schools, churches, markets, designated
traditional leaders houses among others, adding that adequate arrangements
had been made by the government and its partners to achieve success.
The statement further explained that arrangements have also been concluded
to ensure that a mother does not trek more than one kilometer to get her child
immunized.“We want to achieve 95 to 100 per cent immunization coverage to
ensure total eradication of measles and meningitis in the state.
The Statement called on parents and caregivers to ensure that their children
and wards get the measles and meningitis vaccines.
According to the statement “Ensure you take your children for vaccination posts nearest to you, “the
vaccination is free, safe and effective,’’ the statement said.
The statement also solicited the support of media professional for increased
awareness on the exercise to ensure massive turn out for the vaccination.

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