PARENTS and care givers have been charged to ensure they make their children available for vaccination as Kaduna State commences another round of polio immunization campaign integrated with Measles (5-59 months) and Meningitis (MenA 7-8 & 9-10 years).
The immunization exercise will be conducted in 2 phases. Phase 1 will be conducted in half of the political wards in all the 23 LGAs in the state between 18th to 23rd November, 2021 while Phase 2 in the remaining wards between 26th November to 1st December, 2021.
Immunization will take place in Health Centres, House-to-House visits, on the streets and markets, motor parks among others.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State Coordinator, Journalists Initiative on Immunization Against Polio (JAP), Kaduna State Chapter, Lawal A. Dogara. advised that immunization would enable the children grow healthier as such parents should try and ensure they allow the vaccinators to attend to their wards.
JAP explained that all adequate arrangement had been made for the smooth conduct of the exercise by the State Government, Development partners and other stakeholders.
JAP further explained that during the exercise a lot of intervention will be provided such as health camps especially in the high-risk areas. JAP commended the Traditional Rulers and Religion Leaders for their effort and urged them to put in more efforts for the success of the exercise.
JAP commended the World Health Organization for partnering with JAP with a view to educating the parents and the general public on the importance of immunization. JAP then appealed to the health care workers and ad-hoc staff engaged for the conduct of Integrated Immunization exercise to ensure all eligible children are reached to prevent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the state and the country.