Taraba vaccinates over 70,000 for Rotavirus, other child killer diseases

Taraba vaccinates over 70,000 for Rotavirus, other child killer diseases

A total of 77,791 children in Bali local government area of Taraba State have received vaccinations for Rotavirus and other child killer diseases in three days.

This excludes the number of women of childbearing age and other adults who received Tetanus (Td) and COVID-19 shots in the LGA. 

United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, monitoring officer at the LGA, Shimbura Bongkiya, gave the update on Tuesday at a review meeting of the ongoing Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination, MNTE, campaign. 

The five days exercise was launched by the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, SPHCDA, with support from UNICEF, last Saturday across Bali, Wukari, Kurmi and Yorro LGAs.

He described the ongoing campaign as a commendable exercise that would curtail maternal and infant morbidity in rural communities. 

He also said the introduction of  COVID-19 shots in the campaign would bolster the performance of Taraba to other states on the ranking table. 

He urged residents and adjoining communities of the LGA yet to be vaccinated to mobilise themselves before the expiration of the first phase.

The Second phase of the campaign is also expected to commence four weeks after the end of the ongoing exercise today.

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