Daily Trust (Abuja)

9 March 2009

Nigeria: Jigawa Begins Meningitis Vaccination

Following the spread of Cerebrum Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in the state, the Jigawa government has kicked-off a massive vaccination against the disease. A statement from the state Ministry of Health signed by the Public Relations Officer, Malam Abdullahi Wada said state government had received 5,000 consignments of various dosages of vaccines from the Federal Government.

CSM is currently hitting more local governments in the state, leading to the infection of more people particularly children. The massive vaccination exercise, the statement added, was launched in Kafin-Hausa, Auyo, Hadejia and Jahun Local Governments. The statement further stated that enough consignments of vaccines have been provided for the massive vaccination. It pointed out that substantial quantities of vaccines have been allocated to the local governments that were seriously affected by the disease. It indicated that enough health personnel were deployed to the affected areas for the exercise, assuring that all necessary facilities needed were equally provided by the state government to ensure smooth conduct of the vaccination. According to the statement, the ministry has already embarked on massive enlightenment campaign through the media to enlighten the general public on measures against the disease.

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