Over 2 Million Children Immunized Against Polio In Borno

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In a Briefing by Executive Director Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Lawi Mshelia said Over two million children under the age of five have been immunized against polio in Borno state.

The Executive Director Primary Healthcare Development Agency Dr Lawi Mshelia stated this at a media briefing in Maiduguri.

Dr. Mshelia said the state is scaling up its immunization campaign following the detection of wild polio virus in two African countries of Malawi and Mozambique.

According to him, additional six rounds of the exercise will be carried out before the end of the year so as to boost the immunity of every child in the state.

Radio Nigeria report that the Executive Director disclosed that all the three persons confirmed with Monkey pox have been treated and discharged.

He also announced the introduction of Rotavirus vaccine for the prevention of diarrhoea into routine immunisation.

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