Kogi state receives 16,900 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
Kogi State received 16,900 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The Executive Director, Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (KSPHCDA), Dr Abubakar Yakubu disclosed this shortly after receiving the vaccine at the state medical store, Lokoja.
According to Yakubu, the state will start vaccination, on Tuesday, adding that it was well-prepared for it.
“We have about 16,900 doses of the vaccine, we hope to flag off the campaign.
“The first-line of recipients of the vaccines are the health workers which will be demonstrated.
”The vaccine administration will be followed by the frontline essential non-health workers like the police, military, NSCDC, custom men among others.”
The Executive Director said that the state was initially expecting about 45,000 doses of the vaccine from the NPHCDA, which accounted for one per cent of the state’s total population.
”But to our surprise, we are being supplied with 16,900 doses now, I think there will be further reconciliation to send the balance of the doses as soon as possible.”
The ministry of health was ready to embark on sensitization on the need for the vaccination, adding that the state was lagging behind compared to others.
Kogi is the last state in the country to receive a batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.