Jigawa council immunises 111,372 children against polio

Cover polioDUTSE Local Council in Jigawa State has said that it immunised 111,372 children against polio virus during the recent immunisation exercise.

The Manager, National Programme on Immunisation for the area, Alhaji Suraj Muhammad, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse at the weekend that the council received 121,000 doses of oral polio vaccines and used 119,040.

He said 150 non-compliance cases were recorded out of which 142 cases were resolved and eight cases pending.

Muhammad said that the non-compliance cases would have resulted in the non-immunisation of 282 children, but its resolution led to 272 children being immunised.

He commended religious and traditional leaders in the council for their support and intervention in resolving the non-compliance cases.

The manager further commended the local council for providing cartons of sweets to entice the children to participate in the exercise.

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