COVID-19: KWSG begins Administration of Phase Two Vaccine

….Urge residents to disregard unfounded theories about effect of the vaccine

The Kwara State Government on Monday, said that, the state had put in place measures that would ensure that Kwara residents had equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines.

It said that Kwara residents and indeed all Nigerians to disregard any unfounded theories about the efficacy and effects of the vaccines on them, saying, “We should not introduce unnecessary sentiments to the health and well-being of our people for whatever reasons.”

Representing the State’s Governor in Ilorin at the flag-off ceremony of the COVID-19 second phase vaccination, the Commissioner for Health, Honourable Raji Razaq stressed that “all hands must be on deck to ensure all indigenes know that the vaccine is safe.”

The vaccines available in Kwara include Moderna, AstraZeneca, with a stern warning from the World Health Organisation against the mixing and matching of vaccines of different manufacturers.

Raji reiterated the state’ government commitment to raising awareness on healthy living among residents of Kwara.

He noted that Kwara State Government recognised the important roles healthcare system play in guaranteeing universal access to health services and improving the health outcome.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Secretary of Kwara State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, KWSPHCDA, Dr Nusirat Elelu, said over hundred thousand Kwarans vaccinated in two doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine in the first phase.

She said at about One Hundred and Two Thousand, Nine Hundred Moderna vaccine is available for the second phase as the administration commences Monday 30th of August which will be roll out for 20 days, while urging people to desist from the misconception going round on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Elelu added that the state government has trained health personnels, who would ensure effective coverage of the second phase vaccination in all the designated Primary Health Centres (PHCs) across the 16 local government areas of the state.

The Representative, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Mr Nuhu Hassan commended the state’ governor for his approach to healthcare delivery in the state.

Mr AbdulGafar, who got vaccinated during the first phase, implore masses to take the jab, ensuring that no negative effect of the vaccine on people.

The flag-off was witnessed by representatives of government officials, health agency, market women, educational institutions across the state, the organised labour, and other groups in the state

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