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Polio: parents urged to bring their children for immunization

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna 

Devastating effects of polio

Kaduna State Government in collaboration with Development Partners (DOP) has concluded arrangements for the commencement of polio immunization campaign.

The exercise, scheduled for 22-23 for DOP and, house-to-house, for 24-27 October, 2020, would be conducted on the streets, markets and motor parks, among others.

This was contained in a statement issued by the state coordinator, Journalists Initiative on Immunization against Polio (JAP) Kaduna State Chapter, Malam Lawal Dogara.

JAP explained that although, Nigeria and African continents have been certified polio-free, supplemental home-to-home and routine immunization will continue to be implemented to prevent importation of the wild polio virus from endemic countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The body, therefore, urged parents and care givers to make sure their children are immunized during the exercise.

JAP urged religious and community leaders to equally champion sensitization campaign against the spread of COVID-19 to curtail the spread of the disease.

JAP stated that COVID-19 is a notorious disease, which has spread all over the world and does not respect class or position of any person.

It therefore appealed to all Nigerians to abide by the use of face-masks, hand sanitizers, etc., order by government, as that is the best alternative to stop the spread of the disease.

According to the statement, JAP has met with religious and traditional leaders in its drive to sensitize the people and will continue to do so as its agenda for corporate social responsibility.

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