Daura LG immunises 52,113 children against polio

Daural Local Government in Katsina State immunised 52,113 children against polio in the recent immunisation exercise, according to Malam Ahmed Murtala, its Director of Primary Health Care.

Murtala told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Thursday in Daura that the council received 87,020 doses of vaccines which were fully utilised across the 11 wards.

“We recorded 87 per cent coverage. The exercise was a huge success.

“We engaged 325 vaccinators and 73 house-to-house teams, while 24 fixed posts were fully engaged in the four-day exercise,” he said, adding that 40 houses were pending with 74 children waiting to be reached.

Murtala commended parents for availing their children for the exercise, saying that Daura had been declared a polio- free zone with a green indication on its performance chart.

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