The Federal Capital Territory Health and Human Services Secretariat, HHSS, through its Primary Health Care Board is targeting to vaccinate 70% of residents with COVID 19 vaccine, as against it’s present 40% coverage.
The Secretary, FCT HHSS, Dr. Mohammed Tafida made this known during the lauching of
3.0 mobile COVID-19 Vaccination in Abuja.
Dr Tafida explained that the development of the mobile 3.0 COVID 19 vaccine became necessary to fully wage the war against COVID 19 pandemic.
According to him, the failure and inability of most Nigerians to get their complete doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, made the Presidential Committee to give a directive for the development of the 3.0 strategy to tackle the bottleneck associated with COVID-19 Vaccination in the country.
He added that only half of the vaccinated population got their complete doses of the COVID 19, a development he described as worrisome and unacceptable to Government.
In a related development, Dr Tafida also hinted that a new breakthrough has been achieved in the health sector with the production of Malaria Vaccines that would be ready by next year, to boost immunity against malaria for two years, once adminstered into the body.
On her part, the Director, FCT Primary Health Care Board, Hajiya Rukkayat Wammako and Head Education, Social Mobilisation and Communication, of the Board, Hajiya Nana Yusuf urged residents to take advantage of the opportunity to get themselves vaccinated against COVID.
In their various good will messages, Community leaders, religious leaders, the Media, Donors and Partners from WHO, UNICEF, Partfinder International, Vaccine Network and Royal fathers pledged their readiness to continue to support the COVID 19 vaccination campaigns.
By Remi Johnson