No fewer than 104,530 people have received the first dose of Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Katsina State.
Dr Shamsuddenn Yahaya, the Executive Secretary of the State’s Primary Healthcare Development Agency, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
Yahaya also said that 58,471 people have so far have received the second dose of the vaccine, including Gov. Aminu Masari.
He said the number of those that received the first dose represented 56 per cent of the target while those that received the second jab stood at 44 per cent.
Yahaya also said that 210,520 doses of Astrazeneca were received for the phase one and two of the exercise in the state.
“A total of 40,366 people received the first dose of Moderna, while 21,872 received the second dose.
“Out of the 40,366 that took the Moderna first dose, 18,494 did not come back for the second dose. Total Moderna vaccine received is 95,380,’’ he said.
He said that 123,000 doses of Astrazeneca had been received for the third jab, otherwise known as booster dose, while Pfizer vaccine receive for the same purpose is 35,100 doses.
Yahaya said the vaccination recorded huge turnout which he attributed to the commitment of Gov. Aminu Masari and traditional rulers in the state.
He said that a team was set up to sensitise the people in the wards and local governments to the importance of the exercise
“There was vaccine hesitancy even among healthcare workers due to misinformation especially in the social media but with vigorous social mobilisation people now accept the vaccine,’’ he said.