Monday, April 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory for Intending Pilgrims, Says Kogi Hajj Commission

The Kogi State Hajj Commission said it is working with the directive given by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), announcing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of all intending pilgrims for the 2021 Hajj pilgrimage. 

According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the commission, Isah Abdulrahaman, the vaccination exercise commenced from Friday 9th to 11th April, 2021 at the commission’s premises in Lokoja. 

While intending pilgrims from the central senatorial district had theirs on the 9th, those from the East and the West had their turns on the 10th and 11th respectively. 

Kogi State Government last week took delivery of about 16, 900 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the state and immediately commenced administration with priority to health workers and Frontline essential non-health workers. 

Flagged off by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna, the vaccine was first administered on the Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Director, Dr. Abubakar Yakubu who volunteered himself. 


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