The immunisation exercise is aimed at safeguarding the health of the corps members.
Sokoto State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, Abdu Taura, on Thursday said the scheme had started the immunisation of 1,399 corps members of the batch ” A” 2013 against Cerebra Spinal Meningitis(CSM).
Mr. Taura said this on Thursday in Sokoto while giving an update on the scheme’s activities at the camp, which opened on March 5.
According to him, the immunisation, which started on March 13, is being conducted with the active collaboration of the state Ministry of Health.
“The ministry had since donated 1,500 doses of the CSM vaccines to the NYSC management and we intend to cover everybody, including the other members of the camp community who are under 45 years old. This is to further safeguard the health of the corps members due to the intense heat being experienced in Sokoto currently,” he explained.
The NYSC coordinator also said that adequate measures had been taken to ensure the security of the corps members during and after the orientation exercise.
“Security agents who are armed to the teeth from the military, police, SSS and the civil defence, including others in mufti, had been detailed to the camp for a 24-hour vigil,” he added.
Mr. Taura said that arrangements had also been made to ensure the adequate provision of other logistics like water and electricity.
“So far so good as all the activities at the camp are going on smoothly and there is no any cause for alarm,” he said.
The corps members are currently undergoing their 3-week orientation exercise at the state camp.