The Adamawa Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) has kicked off the vaccination of 1,258,481 million children against the polio virus in the state.
The exercise is part of the two-day national immunisation plus days round two NIPDs2 Polio vaccine campaign, for which the state recently received 1,500,000 doses of the novel oral poliomyelitis nOPV2 vaccine.
At the inauguration in Girei, the chairperson of the Taskforce on Primary Health Care and Immunisation, Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta, urged parents and caregivers to avail their children for the exercise, emphasising the importance of maintaining the eradication of the polio virus amongst children and reducing childhood diseases.
In the same vein, the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Mr. Felix Tangwami, and the Chairman of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Suleiman Saidu Bashir, commended the collaboration between the state and development partners UNICEF and WHO in delivering health services to the people of Adamawa.
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Dr. Ahmed Mustapha, the District Head of Girei, pledged to provide traditional support to ensure that Nigeria attains polio-free certification.