By Stanley Onyekwere
The Kuje Area Council has flagged off a 10-day integrated measles and meningitis ‘A’ vaccination exercise in the area, for children between the ages of one to five years for meningitis and children between nine months and five years for measles.
Flagging off the vaccination exercise at Primary Health Care Centre in Kuje, at the weekend, Kuje Chairman, Hon Abdulahi Sabo, noted that the two diseases which are airborne are common in African countries, which usually occurs during the dry season.
The council chairman, who was represented by his wife, Hajia Salamatu Sabo , disclosed that the area council was targeting over 300 children in the area, just as he urged caregivers, parents and guardians to take the exercise seriously by making their children available for the vaccination.
Similarly, the coordinator of primary health care in the council, Mr. Haruna Agwai, said the ailments were associated with the dust of dry season.
Agwai, who noted that preventive measures were necessary before the dry season properly sets in, said the vaccination was a second chance for children who did not meet up with the first exercise at the period they attained nine months.
He therefore called on parents in the area to cooperate with the health workers for the progress of the vaccination exercise.