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Polio: Bauchi Procures 2.6m Vaccines, Targets 2m Children For Immunisation

| May 15, 2012 More

The Bauchi State government has procured 2.6 million doses of polio vaccines for the May 2012 Polio Plus immunisation exercise in the state.

The Executive Secretary of the state’s Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), Dr. Nisser Umar, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Bauchi.

 Umar said that two million children had been targeted to be immunised during the five-day exercise.

He said: “We have in stock at the moment over 2.6 million doses of polio vaccines, and we are expecting about two million children to be vaccinated during the IPD.

“Cold chain used to be a problem, but the government has invested a lot and UNICEF has chipped in, and we were able to revitalise the cold system in the state. At the moment, we have a very functional cold chain system in the state and there are still challenges remaining but we were able to mitigate the impact of those challenges on our cold system.

“So right now we have a viable and functional cold system in Bauchi State. Because of the experiences we have in the past, this time we really look into the logistics system surrounding the distribution and the procurement of the vaccines, we were able to articulate the logistic system.

Category: Bauchi State News

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