Jigawa to vaccinate no fewer than 1.8 million children against measles and meningitis in the state

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Jigawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency says it will vaccinate no fewer than 1.8 million children against measles and meningitis in the state.

Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary of the agency, made this known during an interview with newsmen in Dutse.

Ibrahim said the state government had provided enough doses of vaccines for smooth conduct of the eight-day exercise has commenced yesterday.

He explained that about 5,000 trained ad-hoc workers had been engaged to administer the vaccines at designated centers across the 27 Local Government Areas of the state.

The executive secretary pointed out that the gesture was to ensure all the targeted children were vaccinated against the diseases.

Ibrahim, therefore, urged parents in the state to take their children and wards to the nearest vaccination centers in their respective communities in order to get them vaccinated.

Ibrahim also urged stakeholders, particularly traditional rulers, and religious leaders to assist in mobilizing people to participate in the exercise.

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