Kano Community Embraces Polio, COVID-19 Vaccination

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The Village Head of Lambo Community in Tofa Local Government Area, Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir, has said his people have fully accepted the Oral Polio Vaccine 1 (OPR1) and the COVID-19 vaccination.

The Village Head who spoke through a representative, Abba Sa’ad Bashir, during an enlightenment campaign attended by members of Journalists for Health (J4H) on Sunday in the community, also commended Kano state government for making available medical consumable and other health facilities for the large agrarian community.

According to him, over 90 percent of residents in the community have taken the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, adding that parents within the community are well educated on the need to make their children available when ever there is need to vaccinate them against Polio.

Also speaking during the rally, Umar Maisarki, Health Educator, Tofa Local Government Area, said he was impressed at the level of response by members of the community to both Polio and COVID-19 vaccination.

The Zonal Health Educator, Dawakin Tofa Zone, Ya’u Musa, explained that the rally was designed to mobilize the people and educate them on health issues, particularly,  how to observe the COVID-19 protocols, as well as accepting the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPR1).

According to him, “we are telling people the importance of OPR1 and the importance of obeying COVID-19 protocols vaccine. We make them to understand that it is very important for them to take COVID-19 vaccine.

“We are very happy for your visit. We have been educating our people on the importance of health. We are happy that our people are responding to the COVID-19 vaccination.

“We are working together with the Kano Emirates. We have Committees that visit people house-to-house explaining the need to embrace the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We mobilize people during Friday prayers, during wedding ceremonies and also during naming ceremonies, football matches and other social gathering.”

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