COVID-19: Nasarawa state vaccinates over 30,000 residents

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Nasarawa State has vaccinated no fewer than 30, 000 residents of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Ahmed Yahaya, The Commissioner for Health, made the disclosure during a news conference on Wednesday in Lafia to mark World Health Day.

According to him, out of the 61,000 doses received from the Federal Government, more than 30,000 have been administered to the people.

The people who received the vaccines includes the frontline health workers, government officials, and traditional rulers among others.

“We are winning the war against COVID-19, the number of those receiving the vaccines are encouraging.

“As the world marks the World Health Day, the World Health Organisation is calling on everyone to participate in building a fairer and healthier world.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown a light on inequalities between people, amid a shortage of essential supplies,” Yahaya said.

The commissioner encouraged pharmaceutical companies to expand their manufacturing capacities to overcome current supply shortages.

“We also encourage wealthy individuals to partner with the state, so that the most at risk populations can be protected, to save lives and speed up the recovery from this global crisis,” he added.

He called on all state and non-state actors, partners, civil society, communities, and other stakeholders to intensify work with the state to achieve universal health coverage.

The commissioner assured that the ministry would continue to remain committed to ensuring that all people in the state have the right to good health.

 

 

 

Kamila/Vanguard

 

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