Current Time: November 23, 2017 23:26:11pm Last Update: November 23, 2017 16:23:59pm
Home|Forum|Conferences|Concepts|Research|TrueColour|Business Developemnt         
iWitness | Register | Login | Subscribe         

Life & Culture > Health
Measles: Kaduna begins immunisation of 1.5 m children
Addthis Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Gmail
By
November 9, 2017 10:26:52am GMT      |      Views: 263
A child

Kaduna State Government on Thursday began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The campaign would run in two phases, with the first phase covering 13 local government areas to run from Nov. 9-14, and 10 local governments under the second phase from Nov.17-22.

Jonathan Makama, spokesman of the state Ministry of Health and Human Services, said the turnout so far, was impressive in areas where the vaccination started.

He listed local government areas conducting the exercise as Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Ikara, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Kudan, Kubau, Makarfi Sabon Gari, Soba and Zaria.

Makama advised parents to present children aged nine months to five years for the immunisation taking place in health centres, primary schools, palaces and homes of traditional rulers, Mosques and Churches nearest to them.

“The second phase will hold from 17th to 22nd November 2017, and will include the following LGAs: Jaba, Jema’a, Kachia, Kagarko, Kajuru, Kaura, Kauru, Lere, Sanga and Zango Kataf.

“Caregivers are expected to take their children to the nearest vaccination post for immunization,’’ he said. (NAN)

Addthis Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Gmail







Share |




ADVERTISEMENT



Related News
- November 22, 2017 09:06:56am GMT

- November 21, 2017 06:58:43am GMT

- November 19, 2017 12:58:11pm GMT

- November 15, 2017 08:29:28am GMT

- November 15, 2017 07:56:27am GMT