Kano residents are exhibiting apathy to take the AstraZeneca Vaccine, a survey by reporters confirmed on Thursday
A lot of the centres designated for the administration of the vaccine had been visibly abandoned. Medical personnel charged with the duty of administering the vaccine had been additionally not at their obligation posts.
A staff of reporters supervising the vaccination train yesterday visited the vaccination areas, together with the Coordinating Centre at Abdullahi Wase Hospital, however met empty locations.
Convincing the folks to be vaccinated that the vaccine is secure is the largest problem confronted by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who was not within the state as on the time of submitting this report.
After receiving 209,520 doses of the vaccine for the primary section of the train, Ganduje was vaccinated by his private doctor, Dr. Fakhraddeen Yahaya Muhammad, on the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, on March 11.
The governor, who mentioned he his administration is focusing on 70 per cent vaccination of residents, informed stakeholders throughout conferences that Kano folks have to be sensitised and educated to take the vaccine.
When reporters yesterday requested the whereabouts of the medical officers administering the vaccine, they had been informed they went to the palace of the Emir of Kano to launch the Kano Municipal Vaccination train.
Nonetheless, on reaching the emir’s palace, just a few medical officers had been seen speeding to the Wali Home, apparently to manage the vaccine on him.
The medical officers turned down questions on the variety of individuals vaccinated in addition to the overall response in Kano.
Reporters additionally went to Murtala Muhammed Hospital, the place Governor Ganduje took the vaccine. There, medical officers accountable for administering the vaccine opened up on how they had been having issues registering potential individuals to be vaccinated.
“We’re having severe issues processing information, as a result of there isn’t any community for folks’s register. The few ones we’ve vaccinated used their worldwide passports earlier than we vaccinated them,” one in all them mentioned.
The docs mentioned they commenced vaccination train at about 11.30a.m. and at 2p.m., solely 10 individuals, utilizing their worldwide passports, had been vaccinated.
Commissioner of Well being Dr. Ibrahim Aminu Tsanyawa refused to select phone calls a number of instances. He didn’t reply to messages both.