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Borno opens 87 sites for COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 vaccine

The Borno State government has commenced COVID-19 vaccination in 87 sites across the state.

The Acting Director, Disease Control in the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Goni Alhaji-Abatcha, made this known Saturday in Maiduguri.

He made the disclosure at a meeting of stakeholders on COVID-19, organized by Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) in collaboration with United Nations populations Fund (UNFPA).

Alhaji-Abatcha said the state had received doses of Moderna vaccines for everyone from 18 years and above, while doses of AstraZeneca vaccines were also available for those who received the first jab in March, mostly frontline health workers and elderly persons.

He said the second dose of the Moderna vaccine would be 28 days after the first dose.

The director noted that the first AstraZeneca vaccination exercise recorded 98 per cent success.

He lauded UNFPA and PPFN for their interventions and mobilization of the public on the pandemic.

Alhaji-Abatcha assured them and other partners of sustained collaboration in enhancing healthcare delivery in the state.

In his address, the Acting Executive Director of PPFN, Dr Haruna Okai, said the UNFPA CSOE COVID-19 response project being implemented by PPFN in Borno and some states was also to strengthen the capacity of health facilities and service providers. (NAN)