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Bauchi vaccinates 1.5 million residents against cholera

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Bauchi State Government has begun the vaccination of 1.5 million residents of the state against cholera.

Governor Bala Mohammed, after taking his jab yesterday, revealed that he had directed that the oral vaccines be administered free of charge to all residents.

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He said that the move further demonstrated the government’s commitment to the provision of high-quality and effective healthcare services in the state.

Mohammed called on the people, where the epidemic is more severe, to avail themselves of the opportunity and cooperate with the vaccination teams for the success of the exercise.

Appreciating the Federal Government and development partners for their efforts in securing the cholera vaccines, he thanked the religious and traditional rulers for their support to the state government.

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The Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, said the cholera outbreak in the state reached 19 out of the 20 local councils of the state.

He further stated that 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had reported cholera outbreaks.

Rilwanu, however, explained that BASPHCDA had been working in collaboration with local authorities to control the outbreak in the state.

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