Vaccination:1,685 teams to conduct polio immunization in Adamawa


By Hassan Umar Shallpella

“Vaccines are free and harmless to children and it provides the necessary immunity to ensure that they do not end up with deformities. He added

Adamawa state government, Northeast Nigeria has trained 1,685 vaccination teams for the May 2019 Outbreak Response (OBR) House to House immunization campaign exercise across the state.

The exercise which kicks off today Saturday 4th May 2019 in the 21 local government area of the state will end on Tuesday next week May, 7th 2019.

Deputy Governor Engr. Martins Babale disclosed this while flagging off the campaign at Wauru Jabbe Primary School in Yola South Local Government area, added that over one million doses of vaccines was received for the exercise.

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He explained that due to the commitment of the state government towards health care delivery, child immunization in the state has improved from 56% in the 4th quarter in 2017 to 81% in the 1st quarter of 2019 which is above national average of 72%.

Government is fully committed to provision of quality health of the highest attainable standard for all citizens as enshrined in the change mantra of President Buhari led administration Babale said.

He observed that State Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre are playing a vital role in addressing routine immunization issues and stressed the need for the sustenance of the effort so that all children below the age of five in Adamawa state are fully immunized.

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Babale revealed that government will continue to work closely with development partners to ensure routine immunization is strengthen across the state so that children would utilize live saving vaccines and charged health workers, religious and traditional leaders as well as Acting local government chairmen to support the final onslaught against polio.

“Vaccines are free and harmless to children and it provides the necessary immunity to ensure that they do not end up with deformities. He added

In her remark, the Executive Chairman Adamawa state Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Batulu Isa Mohammed described immunization as a best way of protecting children from killer diseases and enjoined parents and care givers to present their children for immunization and become ambassadors for the eradication of polio.

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