From Isma’il Adamu (Katsina)
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, His Deputy, and the State Chief Judge have received the Covid-19 vaccine today at the Government House.
The vaccine was also administered on some of the governor’s family members as well as Commissioners, Special Advisers and representatives of frontline health workers.
Shortly after receiving the vaccine, Governor Masari noted that the vaccine has been certified to be safe and effective by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NAFDAC.
He therefore urged people of the state to disregard rumours that cast doubts on the safety of the vaccine and approach the nearest vaccination centre to be vaccinated against the virus.
Masari appealed to traditional and religious leaders in the state to sensitize their subjects on the need to present themselves for the vaccine to prevent further deaths as a result of Covid-19.
Earlier, the state Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Yakubu Danja disclosed that the state received 107,540 doses of the vaccine.
He who explained that the vaccines will expire by 10th July this year said the state has adequate facilities to store the vaccine safely at a temperature of 2 degrees Centigrade to 8°C at the State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
The Commissioner pointed out that health workers that will administer the vaccines across the 34 Local Government Areas of the state have been adequately trained for the purpose.