Borno to vaccinate 2.5 million children against polio

The Borno State Government, in partnership with the World Health Organisation, has flagged off polio vaccination, targeting 2,506,233 children across the state.

The Outbreak Response Vaccination Campaign is for 0-59 months children across 26 local government areas of the state.

The Executive Director of the Borno State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Prof. Mohammed Alhaji, revealed that the polio programme in the state was able to interrupt the transmission of the Circulating variant Polio Virus (cVP2).

He complained that the current low level of routine immunisation in the state rendered children across the state highly vulnerable to polio.

The Borno State WHO State Coordinator, Dr Ibrahim Salisu, thanked the state government for its strong leadership and commitment, and for giving health the topmost priority.

He said the current immunisation campaign was aimed at eliminating the risk of transmission of all forms of the poliovirus and boosting immunisation coverage in the state

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