The Federal Government has Flag-off Covid-19 vaccination for persons of concern in the country.
During the inauguration at the Waru Internally Displaced Persons Camp, Apo in the FCT the National Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Hajiya Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim encouraged the IDPs who are 18 years and above to take full advantage of the initiative and get vaccinated to enable the government to contain its spread
“Vaccines will undoubtedly enable society to revert to ‘normalcy’ and restrictions continue to ease. To this end, I want to encourage our Persons of Concern who are 18 years and above to take full advantage of this initiative and get vaccinated, because according to experts, by getting vaccinated, you break the chain of disease transmission, you reduce mutations and Variants of the virus, you protect others, and even if you become ill, the severity of sickness is usually mild and does not require hospitalization. I have been fully vaccinated; I encourage you all to do the same.” She said.
Hajiya Imaan noted that as a commission responsible for persons of concern in the country the exercise became imperative to ensure that they are not left out of the vaccination and efforts towards fighting the COVID-19.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib explained that the exercise would fast-track the coverage of all eligible persons.
The Federal Government under the able leadership of our dear President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to ensure that every eligible Nigeria and indeed any persons in Nigeria has access to the COVID-19 vaccines.
He reiterated that COVID-19 vaccines are now accessible in all public, primary, secondary, and tertiary facilities as well private health facilities, worship centres, schools, markets, motor parks, and shopping malls to fast track social and economic recovery from COVID-19
Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman; editing by Abdullahi Lamino