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Published On: Mon, Jan 28th, 2019

Polio: Parents urged to embrace child vaccination

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From Mohammed Ibrahim, Kaduna

Parents and caregivers have been charged to ensure they make their children available for vaccination as Kaduna State commences another round of polio vaccination campaign.
The exercise is scheduled for 26th – 29th January, 2019 and would be conducted on the streets, house to house, and markets, motor parks among others.
This was contained in a statement signed by the State Coordinator, Journalists Initiative on immunization Against Polio (JAP) Kaduna state chapter Lawal A. Dogara.
The statement further explained that during the exercise about 2.5 million children are expected to be vaccinated.
The statement advised that vaccination would enable the children grow healthier as such parents should try and ensure they allow the vaccinators to attend to their wards. Parents are also reminded to take their children to the nearest PHC for routine vaccines which are given free.
The statement explained that all adequate arrangement had been made for the smooth conduct of the exercise by the state government, development partners and other stakeholders.
The statement further explained that during the exercise a lot of intervention will be provided such as health camps

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