Kwara state administers second jab of COVID-19 vaccine

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Kwara State Government has commenced administration of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

Dr Nusirat Elelu, the Executive Secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, stated that over 50,000 people have already received the vaccines in the first phase of the immunisation.

“We have commenced administration of the Astra Zeneca vaccine for people that have received the first dose, on the upper left arm.

“This is only for those who received the first those. We are assuring those who have not received at all to be patient, as the Federal Government is making all efforts to ensure additional consignment gets into the country,” she said.

Elelu warned that COVID-19 is real and the third wave of the pandemic may be imminent as some African countries are witnessing it.

She advised people within and outside the state to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 preventive measures such as the use of face masks, the use of hand sanitisers, and avoiding large gatherings, among others.

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