Borno opens 87 sites for COVID-19 vaccination


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The Borno 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 on 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 recieved doses of Moderna vaccines for everyone from 18 years and above, while doses of AstraZeneca vaccines were also available for those who recieved the first jab in March, mostly frontline health workers and elderly persons.

He said that 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…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper