The Kogi Advise authorities has ultimately commenced the vaccination of residents against COVID-19 within the remark.
This comes one month after the Nigerian authorities launched the deliver with the vaccination of 4 frontline healthcare group in Abuja on March 5, 2021.
Kogi is the leisure of the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to launch the vaccination deliver.
Speaking at an match to flag-off of the deliver on Tuesday, the Commissioner for Health in Kogi, Haruna Saka, assured the residents that no person would be disadvantaged of taking the vaccine jab.
He said that the remark authorities has resolved to not compel any particular individual in Kogi to steal the vaccine, stressing that it will easiest be administered at particular individual’s query.
The commissioner disclosed that the remark authorities obtained about 16,900 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, adding that one other batch of 16,900 doses were anticipated to be dropped on the remark in a pair of weeks.
He commended the remark governor, Yahaya Bello, for his proactive measures against conserving the lives of the opposite folks and thanked him for making the vaccines on hand to other folks of the remark.
The match used to be attended by some top authorities officers within the remark who took the vaccine jabs.
Among these that obtained the vaccine used to be Dr Abubakar Yakubu, the Govt Director of Kogi Advise Most valuable Health Care Construction Company (KSPHCDA).
The Kogi Advise authorities took provide of the major internet web page online of 16,900 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday evening.
Dr Yakubu led a crew of officers of KSPHCDA and the Kogi Advise Ministry of Health to obtain the vaccines on the National Programme on Immunisation Unit of the Advise Central Clinical Retailer in Lokoja, the remark capital.