Lagos set to vaccinate prospective Hajj pilgrims

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has arranged with the Federal Ministry of Health (Port Health Services) to inoculate all its intending pilgrims in this year’s Holy pilgrimage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Commissioner for Home Affairs Prince Anofiu Elegushi said this after a review of the just concluded and successful medical screening for all the intending pilgrims.

Elegushi, in a statement by the Board’s Secretary, Hakeem Kosoko, said that the inoculation exercise is a critical medical exercise that must be fulfilled by the intending pilgrims before embarking on the journey.

He emphasized that each of the intending pilgrims would be administered the Yellow fever, Oral polio as well as the Meningitis vaccines in line with the requirements for international travels and to protect them against any contagious diseases.

According to him, the exercise that commenced yesterday will end on Thursday at the Shamsi Adisa Thomas (SAT) Mosque Hall, Ikeja GRA.

He urged all of them to ensure that they attend the exercise because of its importance and benefits, as scheduled by the Board on a Local Government basis.



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