by Temi Boyo
The immunization exercise currently ongoing in Koko community in Warri North Local Government Area has been lauded as a timely intervention to forestall the outbreak and spread of endemic diseases by residents of the community.
The exercise, an initiative of the Delta State government in keeping with its Stronger Delta Agenda, and carried out by the Warri North Primary Health Care Authority in every settlement, is an intensive campaign which targets children from 0-5 years to ensure that they are immunized against various diseases.
Speaking to newsmen who were there to monitor the exercise, the Headmaster of Ojomba Nursery and Primary School, the venue of the exercise, noted that the exercise in the past had had a tremendous impact in safeguarding the health of children in the community and added that the current immunization exercise had not fallen short of expectation.
While commending the governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for his commitment to contributing to the betterment of Primary Health across the state, he urged health officers remain committed even when faced with challenges in the line of duty.
Also speaking, the Immunization Officer, Koko Primary Health Centre, Mrs. Mercy Dottie, stated that the success of the exercise recorded so far was largely dependent on the cooperation of parents since it commencement, an exercise which she tagged, free, safe and effective.
She thanked the council boss for his support during the period of the programme, and urged parents who are yet to key into, it to avail themselves with the services of health officers in the field to ensure their children are properly immunized before the close of the exercise on February 12.