Polio: 900,000 plus IDPs to be immunized in FCT



    A child being immunised against Polio other  killer diseases
    A toddler being immunised in opposition to Polio different killer illnesses

    By Mustapha Sumaila

    The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board says over 900,000 youngsters will likely be immunised in opposition to polio within the first spherical of 2018 vaccination throughout the territory.

    The Acting Executive Secretary, Dr Mathew Ashikeni informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Abuja on Saturday  that ample personnel had been engaged to hold out the train concurrently throughout the six space councils in FCT.

    He stated that his board had acquired sufficient Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) to make sure that no youngster beneath the age of 5 is overlooked within the forthcoming train which can kick off  on Jan. 20 and finish on Jan. 23.

    According to him, all obligatory association had been made to make sure a easy conduct of the vaccination.

    He appealed to oldsters and steering to convey out their youngsters and wards throughout the age restrict for the Immunisation.

    The performing government secretary said that vaccinators will likely be going from home to deal with, in faculties, estates, locations of worship, on the streets, markets, farmlands, IDPs camps and nomadic settlements.

    Ashikeni stated that the vaccine is protected and protecting as booster doses would supply extra safety to the youngsters.

    He enjoined conventional and non secular leaders in addition to different stakeholders to work with the board as regular in making certain the success of the train in FCT.

    NAN stories that in July 2017, the board focused 750,000 youngsters for immunisation within the Sub National Vaccination Plus Day within the territory.