KANO: The Executive Secretary of the Kano State Primary Health Care Administration Board, Dr. Tijjani Hussaini, has said that more than 600,000 children were immunized in 2021 to fill the gap created due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Hussaini made this known at the end of the routine immunization Annual Work Plan for 2021 conducted in Kaduna state between October 10-13.
A statement from the board’s Public Relations Officer, Nabilisi Abubakar Kofar-Naisa, quoted Executive Secretary Dr. Hussaini as reiterating the board’s readiness to capture more children in the 2021 routine immunization exercise.
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According to the statement, “Dr. Hussaini said that the State Board of Administration of Primary Health Care, to achieve its strong plans, introduced and embarked on rigorous awareness and enlightenment campaigns, especially at the local government level to educate parents on the importance of immunizing their sons.
“The Board also deems it necessary to meet with all of its stakeholders from state hospitals, zones, local governments and the state level to chart the appropriate modalities to build on the tremendous achievements this year.
“He instructed all concerned to take advantage of the opportunity provided by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who has provided free vaccinations in all state hospitals, so that his children under one year of age take advantage of the health opportunity.
“This is taking into account that a vaccinated child is a healthy child.”