Polio vaccination for children in Kaduna State is compulsory- El-Rufai tells parents

In a bid to rid his state of polio, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Thursday declared that vaccination of children under the age of five against poliomyelitis in the state was compulsory.
He stated that vaccinators would work in collaboration with the officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency
(NDLEA) at partial road blocks so that there would be no escape route for parents who would want to avoid getting their children vaccinated.
The Governor warned that any parents obstructing health workers from carrying out their statutory functions would be prosecuted.
He said, “The Government has further directed that all eligible children in transit within Kaduna State be made available for immunisation at all transit sites (motor parks, road blocks, railway stations, airports etc.) during the period of the campaign.
“The teams of vaccinators will work with the FRSC and NDLEA officials at partial roadblocks to vaccinate children below five who are in transit on highways within Kaduna State.
“The Polio Task Force believes that most parents would easily appreciate the need to vaccinate their children. However, the public interest to protect children against avoidable health threats has led to a decision to make polio vaccination compulsory.”


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