The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare’s Board has commenced vaccination for intending pilgrims in the state against COVlD-19.
A total of 2,500 intending Pilgrims from the 16 local government areas of the state will travel with the Board for the 2021 pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The vaccination is being administered by the office of the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency.
The Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Ahmed: “The vaccination of our intending Pilgrims was part of the requirement from the Saudi Arabian Authority to qualify them to enter the holy land.
”The Pilgrims will be administered the second dose after six weeks of the current one.”
He said the Pilgrims are also to take the regular vaccination against Yellow fever and other diseases after the COVlD-19 vaccination exercise.
Ahmed advised all intending pilgrims from the 16 local government areas of the state to make themselves available for the vaccination and obtain their certificates.