Government Uses Sweet to Entice Kids Take Polio vaccines in Jigawa State

The Kirikasamma and Guri Local Government Councils in Jigawa plan to use sweet and other goodies to woo over a hundreds thousand children to take polio vaccines.




The Information Officer in charge of the councils, Alhaji Sunusi Doro, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Dutse, Jigawa State capital.


Doro said out of the total 109,560 children, 61,560 would be immunized in Kirikasamma council area, while 48,000 would benefit in Guri local government area.



The information officer added that the councils had received enough doses of the oral polio vaccines to cover the targeted number of children.


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The children are expected to be immunised against polio during the five-day exercise which began on Sept. 18.


The exercise is going on simultaneously in the 27 local government areas of Jigawa.


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