September 2021: Several states conduct polio campaigns

Several states in Nigeria conducted polio campaigns this month: Alimosho LGA in Lagos state kicked off the first round of a novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV) campaign September 21, and Kaduna state ran a polio campaign September 11-14, reaching children age 5 and under through house-to-house visits and fixed sites in the community. Katsina state’s next round of polio immunization took place September 18-21, while Federal Capital Territory (FCT) kicked off the second round of its polio outbreak response September 13 in the area councils of Abaji, Abuja Municipal, Bwari, Kuje, and Kwali. Following the first round in August, Abaji, Bwari, and Kwali passed the end process evaluation, while Abuja Municipal and Kuje area councils had to undertake mop-up exercises to meet the required coverage. Alimosho Today; Leadership NGA; The Nation

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