Katsina State Sets Date For Next Round Of Polio Immunisation

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September 18 to 21, 2021 have been earmarked for the next round of polio immunisation in the state Katsina State. The Katsina state Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu, disclosed this at the meeting of state taskforce on polio eradication and routine immunisation held at Deputy Governor' chamber Katsina State The Chief press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Musa Kallah, in a statement quoted Yakubu as explaining that adequate arrangements are being put in place for a successful implementation of the exercise. He said, "The campaign will continue to sustain our polio free status as we still have children that are not fully vaccinated." The Deputy Governor, stated that the state is preparing to commence campaign for non-polio SIAs by 4th quarter of the year which include vaccinations against measles and meningitis, to increase immunity against the preventable diseases. He reminded members that covid-19 vaccinations was still on going for those at the age of 18 years and above that are not yet vaccinated. He urged Heads of local Government administration, while providing oversight during evening review of the meeting for SIAs, to use the opportunity to address challenges and improve coverage in their various local governments. The Deputy Governor also urged them to take necessary action to support the cholera outbreak response as the very high number of cases and deaths is worrisome. He commended all stakeholders notably, especially the Governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon Aminu Bello Masari, the two emirate councils of Katsina and Daura as well as other task force members, healthcare workers, community mobilizer, media, NPHCDA and the remarkable support from development partners.

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