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2021 Hajj: 2,837 Kaduna intending pilgrims receive COVID-19 vaccine – Official

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The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, has vaccinated 2,837 intending pilgrims for the 2021 Hajj.

The Acting Overseer of the board, Hannatu Zailani, who disclosed this to newsmen on Monday revealed that the vaccination exercise began on April 6.

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Mrs Zailani noted that Kaduna State has a slot for more than 4,000 intending pilgrims but only 2,837 people were vaccinated across the 23 Local Government Areas, adding that the exercise will be completed within the week.

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According to her, the vaccination was based on directives from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the National Hajj Commission.

The overseer stressed that anyone intending to go for Hajj must be vaccinated before leaving Nigeria.

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