The Yobe Commissioner for Health, Dr Bello Kawuwa, said the state has recorded 10 new cases of Cebro Spinal Meningitis with three deaths this year.
He disclosed this on Wednesday at the flag off of measles vaccination campaign in Damaturu.
Kawuwa said the state government in collaboration with National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and development partners have commenced early campaign and vaccination of children from one to six years old.
“The immunisation which targets 771,778 children will be conducted at health centres and designated fixed posts.
“The exercise is staggered in two phases; the first comprising eight local government areas from Feb. 7 to 11, while the second phase commences on Feb. 14 through 18,’’ he said.
The commissioner urged parents and caregivers to immunise their children.