Kwara leads national table in COVID-19 vaccine preparedness, implementation
Kwara continued its leading roles in Nigeria’s COVID-19 response at the weekend, with the state emerging number one in preparation for vaccination and implementation countrywide.
The report emerged after the first 10-day vaccination campaign which ended on Friday.
Daily Call-in Data Situation Report by the National Primary Healthcare Development showed that Kwara State leads with 61%, followed by Bauchi and Benue which had 52% vaccination proportion apiece.
“Summary of Daily Call-in Data by States as at Saturday March 27, 2021 shows that Kwara proportion vaccinated stood at 61% and followed by Bauchi and Benue States in which each state recorded 52% proportion vaccinated,” according to a statement by the Kwara State Primary Healthcare Development Agency.
“On status of readiness by states as at two weeks to implementation (COVID-19 vaccine introduction), Kwara also led the country with 77%, followed by Kaduna and Imo States which each secured 60%.”
The state had scored 98% in national preparedness ahead of the implementation of Covid-19 vaccination — followed by Nasarawa, Bauchi and Lagos States with 97%, 96% and 92% respectively.
The statement quoted the Executive Secretary of the KWPHDA Dr Nusirat Elelu as saying the state remains resolute to continue to show commitment in the fight against COVID-19.
“We commend His Excellency Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his leadership roles which enabled the state to achieve the feat, amongst other strides in the health sector,” the statement added.
28 March, 2021