COVID-19: Bauchi Inaugurates Phase 2 Vaccination With 100, 296 Dosage


The Bauchi State Government  on Saturday inaugurated phase II COVID-19 vaccination with 100, 296 vaccines across the 20 local government areas of the state.

Alhaji Baba Tela, the Chairman of the  Task Force Committee on COVID-19 in the state, said  this during the inauguration of the phase II COVID-19 vaccination  in Bauchi.

He said that  the state received 100, 296 dosage of COVID-19 vaccines from the American Government to  vaccinate  the general public in the 20 local government areas.

According to him, the state government is also waiting  to receive other vaccines from Pfizer and Johnson Johnson to complement the ones it had just  received from the American Government.

“This time around, the vaccination is for the general public. We don’t have any target for everyone, it is for everybody that has attained the age of 18 and above.

“We are also urging the general public to come out and be administered with the vaccines for their safety and protection; we would not relent in  persuading those resisting the vaccines.

“The vaccines will be taken to every  nook and cranny of the remote areas of the state,” the Chairman said.

The task force chairman, who is also the state deputy governor,  said  that the committee would scale up risk communication activities for the public to create  more aware on the dangers of  of the public not accepting the vaccines.

He said that the present administration had continued to give the health sector a priority by addressing healthcare challenges in the state.

Earlier, Dr Rilwanu Mohammmed, the state Chairman  of the Primary Health Care and Development Agency (PHCDA), had said that  the agency would intensify efforts to see that everybody is vaccinated.

He urged the health workers and those with the responsibility not to allow for any form of abuse of the vaccines.

Mohammmed assured the public  that the vaccines would be properly maintained and be kept  in a cool atmosphere and environment.

Dr Bakunawa Bello, the National Supervisor with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), in his remarks  commended the state for putting more efforts into the fight against the  pandemic.

He said that the NPHCDA would continue to support and complement the efforts of the state in tackling healthcare challenges in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that during  the first phase of the vaccination, the state vaccinated 67, 191 individuals making the state one of the best in coverage of vaccination against the pandemic.

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