Bauchi govt says no COVID-19 vaccination for under 18, pregnant women

Pregnant women, those under 18 years and people with critical ailments will not receive Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in Bauchi state.

Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi on Thursday, NAN reports.

Mohammed made it clear that the exclusion of those categories of people, was part of the action plan developed for the exercise in the state.

“Pregnant women, under 18 years of age and those with critical ailment will not be given the vaccine.

“Members of the public should shun all misconception and false claims on social media as President Muhammadu Buhari has been vaccinated.

“The vaccine came in from India, not the U.S. as speculated,” he said.

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Mohammed, however, urged frontline workers in the state to use the registration link to register online.

He further revealed that the COVID-19 vaccine would be carried out in three phases before the end of the year.

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