YOLA — The Adamawa state government says it has recorded 101% coverage in routine immunization of polio-related activities and COVID-19 vaccinations roll out.
Adamawa state Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth stated this in his office on Tuesday when he received a team from the United States Center for Disease Control and prevention.
The deputy governor who is also the chairman of the state task force on immunization commended development partners for their interventions in Adamawa.
“The success recorded in its first and second round of routine immunization exercises is due to supervision provided by the management support teams and the counterpart funds provided by the Fintiri led administration for key activities in the two rounds.
“Government was concerned by the waves of outbreaks recorded, but the administration has risen to the challenges,” Seth said.
He then appealed for continued partnership with the development partners, Adamawa state health teams for the execution of more projects to strengthen the health system in the state, thereby consolidating on the gains already recorded.
The Deputy Governor assured that the government will provide quality and affordable health service to the citizens.
Earlier, the Director for Immunization, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S Embassy, Abuja Dr. Omotayo Bolu said the visit was to review the achievements recorded so far and advocate for sustained health gains for the people of Adamawa.
She commended Governor Fintiri for his successes in the areas of maternal Newborn and Child health outcomes.
“The state has improved routine immunization coverage from 33% in 2016 to 55% by the end of 2021 among other numerous achievements which are made possible by the visionary leadership of Governor Fintiri and that of the Chairman primary healthcare development agency Dr. Suleiman Saidu.
“Adamawa has improved COVID-19 vaccination coverage from 7% to 13.7% the first dose, and 6% second dose over the last 50 days,” Bolu said.
The officials reassured their readiness to continue to support Adamawa in outbreak response for Mutant polioviruses, Yello fever, Measles, and other outbreaks.
“As stakeholders, they remain committed to strengthening routine immunization and new vaccines introduction, support COVID-19 vaccine service delivery expansion as well as supply chain for vaccine to the local government levels, HIV/AIDS and other primary healthcare services to improve health outcomes for people of Adamawa and Nigeria as a whole,” the officials said.
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