As part of moves to combat COVID-19, the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has urged state governments to step up mass vaccination.
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The agency, in its latest advisory obtained by one of our correspondents in Abuja, also urged state governors to enact and enforce vaccination mandates for local and state government workers.
This came to the fore as the percentage for fully vaccinated Nigerians stalled at 4.
2 per cent while those that had taken their first dose remained grounded at 9.
8 per cent as of Sunday, January 9, 2021.
The NCDC in its daily updates continued to report an increase in the number of fatalities reporting no fewer than 38 deaths between January 1 and January 8.
Despite the increasing number of cases and deaths, some states have not vaccinated up to 200,000 individuals while Abia, Kogi and Niger states have not commenced administration of booster shots.
While some states had commenced the booster administration, analysis by our correspondent revealed that Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Imo, Kwara, Sokoto and Yobe had yet to administer boosters up to 100 residents.
While Imo had only administered ten booster shots, Ebonyi administered 52, Akwa Ibom administered 67 among others.
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