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Kaduna Mandates Covid Vaccination For Civil Servants

In this photo taken on August 16, 2021, a health official holds a vaccine tube and a syringe as Nigeria commences the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.
In this photo taken on August 16, 2021, a health official holds a vaccine tube and a syringe as Nigeria commences the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

The Kaduna State Government has warned that anyone who wishes to enter any of its offices must comply with Covid-19 protocols such as wearing face masks and vaccination as from October 31.

The government reiterated that the Ministry of Health has since commenced the vaccination of all civil servants, and this is expected to be completed by the end of October.

According to a statement issued by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, ‘’visitors to government offices will need to present their vaccination cards.

‘’Given the limited supply of vaccines that are currently available, visitors that have not yet been vaccinated will in the interim be permitted entry upon presentation of evidence of registration with the state Ministry of Health for the purpose of vaccination.”

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The statement added that the ‘’Commissioner of Health Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni has announced that residents are encouraged to register at the nearest primary health centre for Covid-19 vaccinations so that the relevant authorities can easily contact them as more Covid-19 vaccines become available.’’

According to Adekeye, Kaduna State Government is constantly monitoring Covid-19 infections in the state and reviewing the pattern of spread.

‘’Based on these reviews, the State Covid-19 Taskforce has advised the government that the risk of mass infection by Covid-19 remains. This necessitates that careful attention must be paid to continued enforcement of preventive measures and encouraging residents of Kaduna State to practice personal responsibility more consistently.

‘’This is in line with the FORWARD campaign launched last year to help citizens adopt preventive measures as the state reopened after months of lockdown,’’ he added.

The Special Adviser said that residents should comply with the simple tests outlined in the FORWARD campaign.

The campaign entails “wearing Facemasks, Observing physical distance, practicing Respiratory hygiene, Washing hands often with soap and water or using hand sanitizer, Avoiding large gatherings, Remaining indoors as much as possible and eating immunity-boosting Diets.”

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