In Jega Local Government Area of Kebbi, no fewer than 88,000 children have been targeted for vaccination against measles, Alhaji Musa Magina, the council’s Director of Health said.
Alhaji Musa said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jega that 448 health personnel had been deployed for the exercise.
NAN reports that the five-day nationwide vaccination against measles commenced on Saturday in all the 21 local government areas of the state, targeting 700,000 children.
Also, 7,775 health personnel were trained to conduct the vaccination in 225 wards, comprising 1,125 centers.
Alhaji Musa said “we are very much delighted in the way and manner our people accepted the calls for vaccination of their children.”
The Chairman of Jega council, Alhaji Tukur Dan-Buga also told NAN that many lives had been lost in the area as a result of measles. He hoped that at the end of the exercise, the rate of death will be reduced.
Dan-Buga added that the massive turnout of children for the exercise was due to the enlightenment conducted prior to the exercise. (NAN)
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