By Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
Despite the non observation of COVID-19 protocol in Kogi state, the Executive Director Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Abubakar Yakubu has called for the Vaccine Immunization Campaign at the grassroot level in the state.
The Executive Director made the call when the Forum of Supervisory Councillors for Health in the state paid him a solidarity visit in Lokoja.
He called on the supervisory Councillors for Health in the 21 Local Government Areas of the state to take the COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Campaign to their respective Local Government Areas for effective vaccination
Dr. Abubakar who said the COVID-19 Vaccine is safe and posed no threat to human health said there was need for mobilization for effective vaccination.
According to him, the vaccine would be administered on whoever wishes to take as no one would be forced nor prevented from taking the Vaccine.
“The Vaccine is meant to reduce the spread of the virus as it boost ones immunity against the disease, saying that regulatory bodies like WHO and NAFDAC have certified the vaccine for human consumption.”
The Executive Director who underscored the importance of the Forum to the delivery of Health Care services in the state said the Agency would work in synergy with the Forum for effective supervision of Health Programs at the Local Government Level.
In his address, the Chairman Forum of Supervisory Councillors for Health in Kogi State, Hon. Abrahim Attairu thanked the Director for the reception, noting that the Forum would work with the Agency for an effective Primary Health Care services in the state.