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How to save your child from killer diseases -WHO

Plateau Coordinator, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Musa Mahdi, says vaccination is imperative in the prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases in children.

Mahdi said this on Tuesday in Jos during the commencement of the African Vaccination Week with the theme “Humanly Possible: Saving
Lives Through Immunisation.”

The coordinator said that through vaccination, diseases such as small pox was eradicated globally.

He further said that vaccination reduced the burden of many vaccine preventable diseases.

He urged parents and guardians to ensure that their infants and toddlers were fully immunised, to help build herd immunity and
prevent diseases in children.

Dr Raymond Juylit, the Executive Secretary, Plateau State Primary Health Care Board, encouraged parents and caregivers to
always avail their infants and toddlers for immunisation.

Juylit, who was represented by the board’s Director of Disease Control and Immunisation, Dr Yakubu Izang, said “vaccination gives immunity against diseases and deaths that occur from such diseases.”

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Health talks were given to mothers and a sensitisation walk was held to commemorate
the week. (NAN)

Blessing Odega
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