2021 HAJJ: FCT MPWB concludes COVID-19 vaccination exercise of intending pilgrims

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (MPWB), on Thursday, concluded the first round of vaccination exercise for its 2021 Intending Pilgrims against COVID-19.

A statement by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Muhammad Lawal Aliyu, and made available to newsmen in Abuja, said 90 per cent of those who made the deposit to partake in the religious journey to Saudi Arabia through the FCT have successfully taken the first dose of the vaccine in preparation for the Hajj this year.

The exercise, according to the statement, which commenced on Friday, March 26, 2021, has covered intending Pilgrims from the six Area Councils of the territory and those who registered at the head office of the board.

“The board was impressed with the turnout of the Intending Pilgrims to the exercise that lasted for 10 days to comply with the requirements for this year’s Hajj.” The statement stated.

It, therefore, advised those who missed the opportunity to seek the dose at any of the Primary Health Care facility to get vaccinated and forward evidence to the officials of the board for documentation.

The board then assured intending Pilgrims that it was working hard to make all necessary arrangements for the religious exercise while waiting for further directives on this year Hajj from relevant authorities.


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