Zamfara governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has received his first dose of the Astrazeneca vaccine to formally flag-off the Covid-19 inoculation in the state.
He was administered the vaccine by the state Commissioner of Health, Yahaya Mohammed Kanoma while the Speaker, Zamfara State House Assembly, Nasiru Maazu Magarya and the state Deputy Chief of Staff Government House, Dr. Bashir Mohammed Maru were among the first were also innoculated.
Governor Matawalle urged residents to not be afraid of the vaccine saying physicians have explained its safety.
He said a 27, 960 are expected to be vaccinated in the first circle of the campaign.
Zamfara State received 55, 920 doses of the vaccine.