…Urges parents to present their children for the exercise.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Parents and caregivers have been charged to make their children available for vaccination, as Kaduna State commences another round of polio immunization campaign.
The exercise, scheduled for 14th to 17th May, 2022, will be conducted on the streets, house-to-house, markets, and motor parks, among others.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State Coordinator of Journalists Initiative on Immunization Against Polio (JAP), Kaduna State Chapter, Lawal A. Dogara.
The statement advised that the immunization would enable children to grow healthier and, therefore, advised parents to allow the vaccinators to attend to their wards.
The statement further explained that, all adequate arrangements had been put in place for the smooth conduct of the exercise by the State Government, Development Partners and other stakeholders.
The statement commended traditional rulers and religious leaders for their effort and urged them to put in more efforts for the success of the exercise.
The statement also appealed to eligible persons in the state to visit health facilities for Covid-19 vaccination.
It 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 with a view to eradicating Polio and other child killer diseases.
The release also appealed to the ad-hoc staff engaged for the conduct of Polio immunization to be sincere in their activities for the progress of the exercise.