Kwara Leads in COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness, Implementation

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The Kwara State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KWPHDA) has said that the state 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.

KWPHDA made the assertion in a statement, following a report that emerged after the first 10-day vaccination campaign which ended Friday.

It said daily Call-in Data Situation Report by the National Primary Healthcare Development showed that Kwara 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.”

“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%,” KWPHDA said in the statement.

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.