No fewer than 194,000 infants between ages zero and one year were immunized in Enugu State during the just-concluded special Local Immunization Days (LID), says a state health official.
The state Director of Public Health, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, told newsmen in Enugu that the state achieved 97 per cent in the statewide exercise.
The LID exercise targeted at polio and other childhood killer diseases, took place between October 18 and October 24 in all nook and crannies of the state.
“The state local immunization exercise was hitch-free and a huge success.
“We had a target of 200,000 infants to be covered and we were able to meet 97 per cent of that target,’’ Ossai said.
He said that infants were administered with polio and other related vaccine drops as well as injectible vaccines for other childhood killer diseases.
“The state Ministry of Health is grateful to traditional and community leaders for their support in achieving the target so far.
“Also, we thank our immunization teams and health facilities for doing a tremendous positive work,’’ the director said. Vanguard