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No less than 5,000 health workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Monday and Tuesday.
It was revealed that the frontline personnel would be given the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, where the vaccination would be inaugurated by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello.
This was disclosed by the acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, who explained that other categories of residents would be subsequently vaccinated.
Kawu said, “By Monday, we start with health workers only; we would take all the heath workers Monday, Tuesday or so; whether you are private, whether you are public. After that we would announce the next group. In FCT public hospitals, we have about 5,000 workers but we are collating, we have not got the number of health workers in the private hospitals.”
He further added that other individuals will be directed to any of the 65 vaccination points across the six areas council in Abuja for their jabs.
There are 25 vaccination centers in Abuja Municipal Area Council, 10 in Bwari, 10 in Gwagwalada, eight in Kuje, Seven in Kwali and five in Abaji area council.