Kaduna State Government on Thursday began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children.
The campaign would run in two phases, with the first phase covering 13 local government areas to run from November 9thto 14th, and 10 local governments under the second phase from November 17th to 22nd.
Spokesman of the state Ministry of Health and Human Services, Jonathan Makama, said the turnout so far, was impressive in areas where the vaccination started.
He listed local government areas conducting the exercise as Birnin-Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Ikara, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Kudan, Kubau, Makarfi Sabon Gari, Soba and Zaria.
Makama advised parents to present children aged nine months to five years for the immunisation taking place in health centres, primary schools, palaces and homes of traditional rulers, Mosques and Churches nearest to them.