IMMUNIZATION: Men ‘A’ Vaccine Has been Officially Introduce Into RI

By | August 9, 2019

Adamawa State Ministry of Health in collaboration with State Primary Health Care Development Agency and partners has flagged-off the introduction of meningitis vaccination in the state.
Flagging-off the exercise at a ceremony in Demsa PHCC, Demsa Local Government Area , the State Deputy Governor who is also the Chairman of the State Task Force on Immunization, Chief Crowther Seth, said the flag-off ceremony was stage to mark the introduction of the vaccine into the EPI schedule of routine immunization in the state.
Seth described the vaccine as safe, cost effective and free, urged parents to availed their children to be vaccinated against the disease and other child killer diseases.
“In order to further demonstrate our commitment to achieving and sustaining a healthy population, we are today official,y launching the introduction of meningitis vaccine into EPI schedule of routine immunization in Adamawa state.
“Healthy children are not only assets to our dear state but remain the prime strength of economic viability of future Adamawa state.
“We therefore call on all health care workers, Local government chairmen, traditional and religious leaders and media to support this exercise,” Seth said.
In her remarks, the Executive Chairperson of Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr Batulu Mohammad, who described meningitis as one of the most dreaded contagious diseases, said formerly it vaccine was only given when there was an outbreak but this time around the federal government has directed that it should be given alongside other vaccines like yellow fever and measles during routine immunization for nine months old children.
Also speaking, the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Alhaji Hamidu Buba who represented the Permanent Secretary, Mr Kennedy Bartimaus, listed the benefits of immunization, cautioned the public now to pay any health worker for vaccination because it’s free.
Similarly, the representative of NPHCDA, Dr Dawoud, lauded Adamawa for getting more than 8% coverage in immunization as shown in Lots quality assessment of the last quarter and urged the state to sustain the tempo.
In his vote of thanks, Hama Bata, Alhamdu Gladson Teneke, directed all wards, village and district head in his chiefdom to ensure adequate mobilization of their communities to access the services which available in all health facilities offering routine immunization in the state
In a goodwill message on behalf of all partners the state coordinator World Health Organization, Pharm Iyabosa Igbinovia said partners will continue to collaborate with Adamawa government to boost health care service delivery particularly maternal and child health services.

His Excellency The Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth Delivering his speech during MEN ‘A’ Introduction