Hajj 2021: FCT begins administration of COVID-19 vaccine to intending pilgrims

The Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says it will administer its first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to the 2021 intending pilgrims to from Friday, March 26.

Director of the board, Malam Muhammad DanMallam, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

DanMallam said that the FCT Administration had concluded arrangements to ensure that intending pilgrims fulfill all requirements for the 2021 Hajj.

He also disclosed that the Secretariat of the FCTA had provided enough vaccines that would be administered to the intending pilgrims from the territory.

The director explained that the exercise would be carried out at the headquarters of the board with intending pilgrims registered at the Headquarters on Friday from 8a.m.

He said that intending pilgrims from Abuja Municipal Area councils were expected to take their first dose of the vaccine on March 30, while those from Bwari Area Councils would take theirs on March 31.

Similarly, he said that intending pilgrims from Gwagwalada Area Council would be vaccinated on April 1, and Kuje Area Council intending pilgrims would be vaccinated on April 2.

According to DanMallam, Intending Pilgrims from Kwali Area Council will be vaccinated on April 5, and those from Abaji Area council are expected to take their first dose of the vaccine on April 6.

He advised the intending pilgrims to note that the inoculation exercise was an obligation that needed to be fulfilled to meet up with traveling requirements to the kingdom of .

He assured that the board was working hard to make all necessary arrangements for the religious exercise while waiting for further directives on the 2021 Hajj from relevant authorities. (NAN)

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