by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Parents and caregivers have been enjoined to ensure they make all their children of less than 5 years’ old available for vaccination as Kaduna State commences another round of polio immunization campaign.
The exercise is scheduled for 14th-17th August, 2021, and would be conducted through house-to-house visits, on the streets, markets and motor parks, among others.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Lawal A. Dogara, who is the State Coordinator, Journalists Initiative on Immunization Against Polio (JAP).
JAP advised that immunization would enable the children to grow healthier; as such, parents should try and ensure they allow the vaccinators to attend to their wards.
JAP explained that all adequate arrangements had been made for the smooth conduct of the exercise by the State Government, development partners and other stakeholders.
JAP further explained that during the exercise, a lot of interventions will be provided such as health camps, especially in the high-risk areas.
JAP commended the Traditional Rulers and Religious Leaders for their efforts and urged them to put in more efforts for the success of the exercise.
It commended the World Health Organization for partnering with JAP with a view to educating parents and the general public on the importance of immunization.
JAP, therefore, 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.