The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that all the 1,404 corps members posted to Borno have been vaccinated for COVID-19.
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The NYSC Coordinator in Borno, Alhaji Nura Umar disclosed this on Tuesday in Katsina at the closing ceremony of the three weeks orientation course for the 2021 batch ‘C’ Stream II Corps members.
According to the coordinator, the vaccination exercise was conducted in collaboration with the Katsina State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
“If you could remember, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 directed all public servants to present evidence of COVID-19 vaccination starting from Dec.
“Therefore, the NYSC is a Federal Government agency that must key into the directive and we have complied with the directive,” the coordinator said.
Umar commended Katsina state health care agency for its support during the vaccination.
The coordinator advised the corps members to continue to observe COVID-19 protocol in spite of taking the jab.
“While commending you for complying with the COVID-19 prevention protocols during your stay in camp, I wish to remind you that the virus is still around.
“You are therefore advised to continue to be on your guard everywhere you find yourselves.
Umar urged them to use the Community Development Service programme to improve the lives of their host communities.
COVID-19: NYSC vaccinates 1,404 corps members in Borno