From Yusuf Idris, Kaduna
Journalists Initiative on Immunization Against Polio (JAP) have called on parents and caregivers to make their children available for vaccination as Kaduna State commences another round of polio immunization campaign.
The coordinator of the group, Lawal A. Dogara. stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
The exercise is scheduled for 13th – 18th February, 2020 and would be conducted on the streets, house to house, and markets, 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 enable the children grows healthier as such parents should try and ensure they allow the vaccinators to attend to their wards. Parents are also reminded to take their children to the nearest PHC for routine vaccines which are given free.
JAP explained that all adequate arrangement 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 intervention will be provided such as health camps especially at the high risk areas.
JAP commended the Traditional Rulers and Religion Leaders for their effort and urged them to put in more effort for the success of the exercise.
JAP commended the World Health Organization for partnering with JAP with a view to educating the parents and the general public on the importance of immunization with a view to eradicating Polio and other child killer diseases.
JAP then 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.