Niger to vaccinate 3 million citizens against CSM




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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

The Government Thursday said that would vaccinate three million against the Celebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM) order to curb its spread.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Ibrahim Sule, said this during the commencement the vaccination programme at the Etsu Nupe’s palace Bida.
He said that the government intended to cover 70 per cent the state’s population the vaccination exercise.
“Those between age one and 29 years, who are the vulnerable section the population, will be vaccinated,” he said.
Sule said that the had voted N3.5 million for logistics during the 10-day exercise, which would begin Nov. 2.
He appealed to the people to take advantage of the vaccination, assuring them that was safe, effective and free.
He said that six of CSM were recorded in the state.
Meanwhile, Gov. Babangida Aliyu has directed all the appointees to go their areas of origin and mobilise the people to come out for the vaccination.
He said that the vaccination was important to the future of the state.
Aliyu said that administration attached great importance to health care delivery, particularly the vaccination of against childhood killer diseases.