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Published On: Fri, Oct 20th, 2017

Measles immunisation: Jigawa targets 1.3m children

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From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse

Jigawa state government has targeted over 1.3 million children across the state to be immunized against measles .
The Jigawa state director of the programme, Dr Sambo dropped the hint yesterday during a one day sensitization meeting with media practitioners on 2017 measles vaccination campaign held in Dutse the state capital.
He explained that, the first batch of the measles vaccination exercise will commence in Jigawa on 26th to 30th november while second batch of the exercise will commence on 2th and end on 7th December this year.
According to him, a total number of thirteen local government will be immunize in the first batch and remaining fourteen local government at second batch of the exercise..
Dr Sambo maintained that, exercise will be taken down to every community across the state and centres includes schools, mosques, Churches, traditional ruler’s houses, motor parks, markets and hard-to-reach areas.
He urged the parents and other stakeholders to bring their children to near-by centres and ensure they were immunize, urging the traditional rulers to sensitize the masses on the importance of measles immunization.

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