Kogi kick off 2nd round of Covid 19 vaccination , Achieves 100% success
Elijah UFEDO Lokoja.
The Kogi State has commenced the second round of the Covid 19 Jab after it has achieved hundred percent success rate in the first round of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccination.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Saka disclosed this on Thursday in Lokoja at the Flagg Off of ceremony of the Second dose of Covid19 Vaccines , noted that Kogi state recorded the least wastage rate in the country.
The Commissioner who was represented by Dr. Francis Akpa, Director Public Health Care, expressed appreciation to the vaccines consortium in its efforts to containing the ravaging scorge of the Covid19.
He appealled to citizens of the state who have taken the first dose to make themselves available at all health facilities across the state for the second dose, described it safe and free.
He said the next phase involving all categories of persons would begin after the completion of the administration of the second dose, Commended the Frontline workers for their painstaking efforts in meeting the set target.
Speaking at the occasion, the Executive Director, Kogi Primary Health Development Agency, Dr Abubakar Yakubu, said the state received 43,900 doses of the Vaccines representing 4,390 viles, disclosed that 31960 doses were administered to 26,665 persons.
Dr. Abubakar said that the state recorded 102% of the target population, said only 14% of wastage rate was recorded by the state.
The Director explained that the state adopted best practices to achieve the significant result, expressed satisfaction that despite the conspiracy theory no untold effect and any side effect after administering the vaccines across the state.
Dr. Abubakar Commended those in the Frontline administering the vaccines, said despite the increase of the vaccines from 16000 to 22000, the men rose to the occasion and levelled up within a week.