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Measles: Health Agencies, Development Partners to Vaccinate Children in Sokoto

By Musa Na Allah

The Sokoto state Technical Committee on Measles Vaccination is seeking support of Media organizations and the public in generating demand for public awareness and participation for successful implementation and conduct of the forthcoming mass vaccination exercise schedule for November 13th.

The Chairman of the committee, Malami Madi Abubakar said the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency in collaboration with National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and Development Partners in the state are all out to ensure a hitch free and successful vaccination exercise.

He said the mass vaccination exercise for measles was aimed at vaccinating all children within the age of 9 months to 5 years against the dreaded killer disease which kills and disable the vulnerable age groups.

According to him the 6 days vaccination exercise which comprises fixed post, included visit to special and strategic places such as schools, churches, mosques and other social gathering places where eligible children can be reached.

He however called for the support of parents and guardians on the need to present their wards to receive the dose on the appointed dates

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