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Kaduna govt flags off Covid-19 mass vaccination

Acting Governor of the State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe at the flag off Covid-19 vaccination in Kaduna North Local government Secretariat

Kaduna State Government has flag-off Covid-19 mass vaccination targeting all residents from 18 years and above.

This was aimed at improving the vaccination coverage from less than ten percent to seventy percent within the first quota of 2022.

At the flag off in Kaduna North Local government Secretariat, the Acting Governor of the State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe said 3,588 personnel in both public and private sectors will be engaged in various capacities to support the mobilization and vaccination process.

Dr Hadiza Balarabe explained that, 59 mobile trucks would be deploy to communities to support the vaccination.

According to her, it can only be achieved with the support of communities in dispelling the negative rumours about Covid-19 vaccination with a view to mobilize friends, families, and colleagues to get vaccinated.

She maintained that the State Government invested a lot of resources in response to Covid-19 pandemic.

In a remark, Communication Specialist UNICEF, office Kaduna, Mrs Adeola Olunlayo reaffirmed their commitment towards ensuring that, Kaduna residents were vaccinated.

Mrs Adeola noted that Covid-19 vaccine is safe and encouraged everyone to support the state government and ensure they were all vaccinated.

The Excutive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Alhaji Hamza Abubakar said only two hundred thousand people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state.

Reporting by Aminu Dalhatu; editing by Adeniyi Bakare