THE Kogi State Government on Tuesday officially flagged off the vaccination of citizens against coronavirus with a pledge that nobody would be deprived of taking the COVID-19 vaccines.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Saka, who made this pledge in Lokoja, explained that the state government had also resolved not to compel any individual in the state to take the vaccine.

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Saka disclosed that the state government received about 16,900 unit of the vaccines, adding another 16,900 of AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine was expected in the state in a couple of weeks.

Some top officials that took the vaccine are the Health Commissioner, Dr Saka Haruna; Information Commissioner, Kingsley Fanwo; state CAN Chairman, Bishop John Ibenu; Director, Primary Health Care Development Agency, Abubakar Yakubu, among others.

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