Jos North LG Admonishes Parents to make their Wards Available for Vaccination Against Measeles

PRESS STATEMENT

Parents and Care givers have been called upon to avail their wards to any Health Care Facilities in Jos North Local Government to receive the second dose of Measles Vaccination.

Wife of the Management Committee chairman of Jos North Local Government Farida Bala Usman made the called while flagging off the second dose of Measles Vaccination Immunization at the Abba na Shehu Primary Health Care center in Jos.

The Second dose of Vaccine is to be administered on children within the ages of 15 and 23 months is meant to enhance the protection and safety of any Child against the deadly measles diseases.

The Wife of the Management Committee Chairman noted that Governor Simon Bako Lalong and the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government Council both played key roles in ensuring the protection of any Child against the deadly measles diseases through the payment of it counterparts fund to Development Partners.

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Farida Bala Usman appreciated the Management of the Primary Health Care Board, the state Ministry of Health and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency as well as other Development Partners for their efficiency and timeliness in providing the vaccine to immunize Children after the first dose earlier administered on children of 9 months.
The wife of the Chairman pointed out that the second dose when administered would go along way towards ensuring the protection and safety of any Child against the deadly measles disease.

Supervisory Councilor for Health Mike Akitude informed that the Measles Vaccination is free and is available at any Health Care facilities in the area.

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The Technical Officer from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Susan Akali and Plateau State Health Educator Jerisha Kakwi who spoke separately called on the Traditional and religious leaders to sensitize their followers as well as the inhabitants of the area to avail their wards for Immunization to have a healthy society.

They both used the opportunity to appeal to citizens that COVID 19 is still with us and stressed the need for residents of the area to follow the guidelines of medical professional to contain the spread of the disease.

There were good will messages from the representative of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, as well as the representative of the Centre for Disease Control.

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High point of the occasion was the distribution of soap and Vaseline to women by the wife of the Management Committee Chairman Farifa Shehu Bala Usman.

Philip Eplong
Senior Information Officer
Jos North Local Government.
December 18, 2020

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