The Nasarawa State University, Keffi has started COVID-19 vaccination for its members of staff and students.
Its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Suleiman Bala-Mohammed, told newsmen at the institution in Keffi on Friday that the university recently received about 60 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the state government.
Bala-Mohammed said: “Yesterday, we commenced the COVID-19 vaccination in this institution. The state government sent a team of public health officials.
“Yesterday, I did mine. The principal officers and all our medical personnel are doing theirs.
“What they told us is that they are doing it in phases and for this phase, what they brought is about 60 doses.”
Bala-Mohammed said despite the commencement of the vaccination, COVID-19 prevention protocols set up by the authorities of the university would continue to be strengthened.
“I am happy to report that we have not recorded one single case of COVID-19 in the university. We insisted that the deans and the heads of departments must show leadership by ensuring that they wear face masks and strictly adhere to other protocols,” he said.