The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai and his deputy, Hadiza Balarabe, on Wednesday received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
El-Rufai who was vaccinated by the Commissioner of Health in the state, Amina Baloni, called on the people of the state to observe all the safety guidelines against the virus.
Others who benefited from the vaccination include the Senators representing Kaduna Central and Kadina North respectively, Uba Sani and Suleiman Abdul-Kwari.
The Kaduna State Governor after receiving his vaccine told newsmen that the vaccine has no side effects on him and encouraged everyone to take it.
He added that in administering the COVID-19 vaccines in the state, priority will be given to frontline health workers, teachers, and senior citizens.
El-Rufai in his statement expressed hope that all citizens of the state would have been vaccinated by the end of next year.
He added that administering the vaccine does not show an end to observing the COVID-19 safety protocols in the state.
El-Rufai stressed that mask-wearing and social distancing will continue until everybody is vaccinated.
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