By, Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna
Parents and caregivers have been charged to ensure they make their children less than 5 years of age available for immunization as the Kaduna State Government in collaboration with development partners commence another round of polio immunization campaigns.
The exercise is scheduled for 14-17 December 2023 and will be conducted by vaccinators during house-to-house visits and immunization on the streets, worship centres, markets, and motor parks among others.
This was disclosed in a joint statement issued by Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Board and Journalists Initiative on Immunization Against Polio (JAP).
The statement advised that immunization would protect children as such parents should try and ensure they allow the vaccinators to attend to their wards.
The statement explained that all adequate arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the exercise by the State Government, Development Partners and key stakeholders.
The statement commended the Traditional Rulers and religious leaders for their continued efforts for the success of all campaigns implemented in the state.
The statement then appealed to the ad-hoc staff engaged in the conduct of Polio immunization to ensure all eligible children are reached for the success of the exercise.