The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Thursday disclosed that no fewer than 1, 671, 738 eligible persons aged 18yrs and above had received doses of COVID-19 vaccinations nation’s capital.
The Acting Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Healthcare Board, Dr Isah Vatsa, who made the disclosure at a news briefing in Abuja, said that a total of 990, 445 persons had received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vatsa also said that 792, 437 had been fully vaccinated and 204, 839 had received the booster shot.
He said that although the COVID-19 protocols had been relaxed, the FCT would sustain vaccination and other measures against the pandemic.
Vatsa said the FCT had projected target population for the eligible persons for the COVID-19 vaccination was 3,089, 849.
He said: ” Our target is to vaccinate at least 70 per cent (2, 162, 895) of these eligible persons by end of December 2022″.
” A total number of 246 Vaccination Teams (90 fixed post teams and 156 Mobile/Outreach Teams) supported by state and partners are currently deployed in the FCT and are disaggregated across the six Area Councils.
“Partners like UNICEF, WHO, USAID, IHVN, Pathfinder International, Breakthrough Action of Nigeria, Vaccine Network etc have been very supportive to the FCT for the purposes of the COVID-19 Vaccination.”
Vatsa recalled COVID-19 vaccination roll-out started on March 5th, 2021 with a National flag off at the National Hospital Abuja, and since then the COVID-19 Vaccination has been happening across the country with varying degree of success.
Also, Director, Public Health Department, Dr Sadiq Abdulrahaman, who highlighted measures and responses to the health issues in the FCT from January to December 2022, said zero-covid-19 cases within the period.
He attributed the successes recorded in curtailing Covid-19 and other epidemic diseases to proven political will of the government and support of critical stakeholders.
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