By Ibrahim Danlami
COVID-19 vaccination in Kano State has not recorded the required progress despite government’s desire to vaccinate a significant number of the people.
A Kano-based group, “Kano Against COVID-19”, attributed the development to what it called “peoples’ resistance to the vaccines due to lack of awareness about its efficacy and safety.”
Tabiu, also observed that the mis-information and dis-information being shared on the social media constitute serious impediment to all efforts to get people vaccinated, saying there is a huge challenge with regard to information management.
Kano Against COVID-19, therefore, said massive sensitization of the populace is required to stem the tide of the resistance.
Chairman of the group’s sensitization committee, Professor Muhammad Tabiu, told Journalists in Kano that Traditional Rulers and Ulamas, have done it before for Polio Vaccination.
“They have structures on ground to build awareness among the people. A number of them have already agreed to mobilise their people, while the Ulama promised to speak to them,” he said.
Tabiu, however, queries government’s capacity to supply the needed number of vaccines even if the people are ready to take them.
He, therefore, urged the state institutions and other stakeholders to wake up to their responsibilities.