The Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board, says it has targeted 610, 855 children for mop-up immunisation against polio in 2021.
Dr Tijjani Hussaini, Executive Director of the board, said this in a statement signed by Nabulusi Kofar Naisa, the Public Relations Officer of the board, on Tuesday in Kano.
Hussaini made this known at a Routine Immunisation Annual Work Plan for 2021 held in Kaduna between Oct. 7 and Oct. 9.
Hussaini said that the exercise was designed to cover children who were missed during the previous exercises due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The board deems it necessary to brief and engage stakeholders at the state and local government levels to build on the tremendous achievements recorded in 2020.
“The board also increased the number of targeted children to cover up the gap created due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
Hussaini said that the board had embarked on community sensitisation activities to create appreciable public awareness on the disease and mobilise parents to present their wards for immunisation.
He commended Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje for his support towards the successful implementation of polio immunisation programme in the state.