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Nigeria: Borno Vaccinates 2.1 Million Children Against Polio

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Borno State Government on Friday said it has vaccinated more than 2.1 million children against polio in the just concluded Immunisation Plus Day exercise in the state.

Sule Mele, Executive Director, Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

Mr Mele disclosed that about 2.2 million children were targeted for immunisation in the four-day exercise conducted between February 15 and 19.

He noted that the agency achieved 96 per cent coverage in the exercise while about four per cent of the targeted population in hard-to-reach settlements were not accessible due to security challenges.


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