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May 20, 2024
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FG, states will work to improve infant immunisation rate in Nigeria

Vice President Kashim Shettima says the federal government will put structures in place to undo Nigeria’s poor immunisation rate.

Shettima spoke on Thursday at a parley with Aliko Dangote, chairman of the Dangote group, Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the variant polio virus has declined in Nigeria by 84 percent from 2021 to fewer than 200 cases in 2022.

He said Nigeria’s three-dose pentavalent vaccine coverage also improved from 33 percent in 2016 to 57 percent in 2021, commending the states that have achieved high-category immunization coverage.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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