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  • Updated: April 09, 2021

Hajj 2021: Ogun To Begin Vaccination Of Intending Pilgrims April 10

The Ogun  State Pilgrims Welfare Board has made it known that receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will begin on Saturday,  April 10 for intending pilgrims of  2021 Hajj.

The Executive Secretary of the State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Babatunde Salau, made this known to newsmen on Friday in Abeokuta.

According to Salau,  the COVID-19 vaccination for intending pilgrims is in accordance with the directives of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

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Salau, noted that the vaccination was scheduled for Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, from 9.00 am, saying it was compulsory for all intending pilgrims.

He urged all intending pilgrims to visit the board’s secretariat complex, Block B, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta with their payment receipts for the purpose of identification and clearance for the vaccine.

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The executive secretary said that those who had been vaccinated at their Local Government Areas had no need to repeat the first dose, but should bring their vaccination card for the necessary documentation.

He urged them to obey COVID-19 safety protocols by using their facemasks. 

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