The Chairman of Persons with Physical Disabilities, Abia State Chapter, Elder Alozie Iroabuchi has called on Abians to cultivate the habit of taking vaccination regularly to avoid the possibility of contracting polio and other killer diseases.
Iroabuchi, who stated this in Umuahia while interacting with newsmen on the sidelines of the 2021 World Polio Day with the theme ‘Delivering on the Promise”, stressed the need for all to synergise and raise awareness for Polio vaccination and complete eradication of Polio Mellitis around the globe.
Describing Polio as a cropping potentially fatal infectious disease, Elder Iroabuchi, added that it has no cure but can be prevented through regular immunization with safe and effective vaccine which, when administered multiple times, protects a child.
He revealed that sensitization is a call for concerted effort for parents, guardians and caregivers to deliver on the promise of a polio-free society for Children, adding that all children between 0—-59 months are vaccinated periodically, advising people to maintain good sanitation within their surroundings to be polio free.
Speaking also, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Abia State on Disability Affairs, Hon. Samuel Ekeoma, explained that Polio Virus is the most commonly spread in areas where there are poor sanitation, hence the need for a clean and saner environment.
He said the virus can also be contaminated through food and water, urging individuals to be conscious of what they consume.