by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Parents and caregivers have been charged to make their children below 5 years of age available for vaccination, as Kaduna State commences another round of polio immunization campaign.
The exercise is scheduled between 6th and 9th August, 2022, and would be conducted by vaccinators on house-to-house visits and immunization on the streets, worship centres, markets, and motor parks, among others.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State Coordinator, Journalists Initiative on Immunization against Polio (JAP), Lawal A. Dogara.
JAP advised that, immunization would protect children. As such, parents should try and ensure they allow the vaccinators to attend to their wards.
JAP explained that, all adequate arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the exercise by the State Government, development partners and other stakeholders.
The body commended Traditional Rulers and Religious Leaders for their continued efforts for the success of all campaigns implemented in the state, and appealed to eligible persons in the state to visit health facilities for Covid-19 Vaccination.
JAP commended the World Health Organization, WHO, for partnering with JAP with a view to educating parents and the general public on the importance of immunization and other public health interventions.
JAP also appealed to the ad-hoc staff engaged for the conduct of Polio immunization to ensure all eligible children are reached, for the progress of the exercise.