The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, disclosed that the FCT administration has used 98 percent of the COVID 19 vaccine allocated to the country’s capital.
This was made known by the minister in Abuja, after he took the second dose of the vaccine yesterday (3rd June, 2021).
He also urged residents of the Federal Capital yet to be vaccinated, to avail themselves in order to be given the vaccine.
Minister Bello, went on to express his delight over the major reduction in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the FCT, urging health workers to continue to strive in ensuring that residents stay protected against the virus.
The minister said:
“Unless we get a substantial percentage of our population fully vaccinated we will not reach that level doctors or public health officials consider good enough to conclude the disease has been conquered.
“I appeal to all of you especially those of you in the health and human services secretariat to continue to work very hard and also continue to maintain all the facilities that have been established for the purpose of this pandemic.
“From March 11 to date when the FCT administration rolled out its vaccination programme against COVID-19, we have been able to vaccinate a substantial number of people.
“We have used up almost 98 per cent of the doses allocated to the FCTA during the last few days, those who got the first job have been taking their second one.
“And as you can see, by the grace of God, though we are testing massively huge numbers but the incidences of positive cases is very low.”