Not fewer than 2.5 million children will be immunsed in the ongoing immunisation against poliomyelitis and other child killer diseases in Katsina State, the chairman of state primary health care development agency, Dr Muawuya Aliyu, has said.
Dr Aliyu, who made the disclosure at the flag-off of the immunisation exercise in Batsari Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, said that adequate doses of the vaccines had been distributed to all centres for the immunisation and urged parents to cooperate with immunisation personnel.
He said over 100,000 personnel had been deployed all over the state to undertake the immunisation exercise.
In a speech at the flag-off, the transition management committee chairman of Batsari LGA, Lawal Aganko, reaffirmed the council’s support for the immunisation exercise.
LEADERSHIP reports that in spite of concerted efforts to eradicate polio in the state, five new cases of infection were said to have been detected in some parts of the state, fuelling speculations that some parents still deprive their children the opportunity of immunisation.