UNICEF says 20,000 children have no access to immunization in Bayelsa

About 20,000 children in Bayelsa State have not had access to immunisation due to the terrain and riverine nature of the state, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said.

Media Aide to Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Mr Doubara Atasi, in a statement on Thursday, said that UNICEF also donated six brand new water ambulances boats to boost immunization coverage and primary care delivery services in riverine communities of the state.

Speaking during the donation ceremony in Yenagoa on Thursday, the UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, Ms. Cristian Munduate, applauded the state government for prioritizing healthcare delivery services, especially in the primary healthcare sector.