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Katsina LG vaccinates 55,235 women against neonatal tetanus

No fewer than 55,235 women of between 15 to 49 years of age were vaccinated against neonatal tetanus in Ingawa Local Government Area in Katsina State.

The Council’s Director of Primary Health Care (PHC), Malam Abdurrahaman Auwalu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ingawa, Katsina State on Tuesday.

He said the vaccination would guard and prevent women against falling victims of neonatal tetanus which was medically proved to be one of the dangerous diseases affecting women, especially pregnant mothers.

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According to him, the council has formed 44 teams which comprised of vaccinators, recorders and guides and the exercise covers all existing primary and girls secondary schools in the area.

He said women who fell under the category of eligible target had received the vaccination at the designated areas.

Auwalu said that the council stationed its teams in hospitals, wards and district head houses which facilitated easy access.

NAN reports that Ingawa Local Government initially targeted 52,110 women for the vaccination against neonatal tetanus conducted in October 2019 across 11 wards in the area. (NAN)