Starting from March 23 to 28, the Kaduna state government says it targets the immunization of three million children in the state. Hamza Ikara, the deputy director of the Kaduna State Primary Health-Care Development Agency (KDPHCDA), said this in a statement yesterday.
The government has therefore called on parents and caregivers to make their children available for the polio vaccination exercise.
The government says it will immunize children under the age of five years against polio within the five days. The vaccination will be done on the streets, from house to house, in market places, and health camps in a bid to totally eradicate polio in the state.
Nigeria was declared polio-free in 2014, but the country had a resurgence of the condition in 2016, necessitating fresh rounds of vaccination across the country, especially northern Nigeria.
The ministry of health, the World Health Organisation, Japanese government, Dangote Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have committed billions to the eradication of polio, since 2016.