Katsina state strengthen fight against polio, immunize 135,989 children

Katsina state

About 60,989 children under five years have been immunised against polio in Mai’ Adua Local Government Area of Katsina state.

The council’s Director of Primary Health Care, Malam Alhassan Danjuma, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Mai’ Adua on Tuesday.

He said the exercise was conducted as an outbreak response against polio due to a case of polio recently recorded in neighbouring Baure Local Government Area.

READ:UNICEF Chief calls for collaborated efforts to end Polio in Nigeria

He said that the initial target was 67,962, while 71,360 doses of vaccines were received.

According to Primary Health Care Director, 81 experts, 82 fixed posts, and 25 special teams were engaged during the four-day exercise, which was carried out across the 10 electoral wards in the area.

Similarly, 75,000 children were also immunised in Daura Local Government Area of Katsina state against polio.

Malam Ahmed Murtala, the council’s Director of Primary Health Care, announced this on Tuesday in Daura.

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He said the council received 90,000 doses of vaccines, while   73 experts were engaged for the exercise, which took place across 11 electoral wards in the area.

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