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From Karen James
Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala has called on Ndi Anambra to visit their local government designated centres and get vaccinated.
Dr Okpala made the call during the press briefing organised by the Anambra State Covid-19 Action Team in collaboration with the Anambra State Primary Health Development Agency to journalists on tuesday in Awka, stated that;
“it is no longer news that on March 2nd, Nigeria took delivery of an estimated 4million doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Vaccine, out of which Anambra state received 78,810 doses”.
The vaccine we have recieved is the product of a rigorous scientific process. And has been certified as safe by multiple agencies abroad.
The commissioner while urging stakeholders at various levels to support in sensitizing their subjects on the benefits of proposed vaccine introduced noted that the vaccine will be at designation health facilities with an average of 3-5 vaccination centres per local government areas.
While calling on Ndi Anambra State Public Health Emergency Operation Number will also help on designated vaccination locations. 08034668319, 09034663273.
Also speaking, the Hon Chioma Ezenyimulu of the Executive Secretary Anambra Primary Health Care Development Agency said we are happy Anambra has the rest of the world on rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine. To this end we have sensitized out people because this vaccination will be carried out in four stages beginning with the frontline health workers. Right now we are conducting training for workers until Thursday when we will roll out the vaccination.
Commending the state government, World Health Organization state coordinator Dr Chukwumuanya Igboekwu said WHO appreciates Anambra state government for joining the rest of the states in taking the Covid-19 vaccination adding that for some times now we have been applying those non pharmaceutical measures like wearing of mask, hand sanitizing and social distancing. So the vaccine is another tool in controlling the pandemic.