From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The Jigawa state government has lunched the introduction of meningitis vaccine into routine immunization to tackle the periodic outbreak of the disease.
Speaking at the flag up of the new policy, the state Deputy Governor, Malam Umar Namadi said, the state government is all out to put all necessary modalities to improve the public health.
He said, after the flagging up of the new policy on meningitis vaccine by federal government, Jigawa state is the first state to scale down the program.
The deputy added that, all necessary arrangements have been put on the ground in collaboration with donor agencies, traditional rulers and all other stakeholders to ensure the success of the program.
Speaking at the occasion, the Executive Secretary of the State Primary Healthcare Board, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Chamo, said the introduction of vaccine in to routine immunization is to help in strengthen the child immunity against the disease.
According to him, the vaccine will be administered to child from 9 month to 5 years old during the routine immunization exercise.