Plateau State Government has flagged off its Covid-19 vaccination exercise with an appeal to religious, traditional, political, and community leaders to continue to sensitise the people not only to accept the vaccines but adhere to laid down protocols for COVID-19.
Governor Simon Lalong made the appeal shortly after taken his first Jab of the AstraZeneca vaccines, after officially receiving the 105,500 doses allocated to the State.
Gov Lalong, reiterated that no one will be compelled to take the vaccine as the administration is totally voluntary.
He stated, that for the first phase, 102 locations where the vaccines will be administered have been designated in all the 17 Local Government Areas of the State and are expected to begin with frontline health workers and those on essential duties.
The government, however, reminded citizens that the law criminalizing the denial of COVID-19 in Plateau State is still in force and warn those who would want to engage in spreading conspiracy theories and mobilizing others against taking the vaccine to desist from such act.