COVID-19: Edo Govt advises residents to embrace vaccination


The primary healthcare agency in Edo has appealed to Edo residents to vaccinate and continue to wear their facemasks in order to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mrs Irene Uabor, Health Education Officer of the Edo State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ESPHCDA), made the appeal during an interview with the Newsmen in Benin on Monday.

“The public should be aware that COVID-19 vaccination is still ongoing.

“Eligible population, 18 years and above, should visit the nearest health centre to get vaccinated.

“All 18 local government areas have several health centres for vaccination.

“All vaccines are available: Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines.

“None supersedes the other. All vaccines are potent, effective, and given free of charge.

“COVID-19 is still in existence, so let’s take the shot to protect our loved ones out there.

“Parents get vaccinated today and also keep your children safe by avoiding crowded places and teaching them how to wash their hands regularly,” she said.

According to her, COVID-19 vaccines are effective and can lower the risk of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

Uabor said that COVID-19 vaccines also helped to prevent serious illness and death in people even if they did get COVID-19.

She appealed to Nigerians to shun rumours about the COVID-19 vaccines and save their lives by getting vaccinated.

Uabor added that the Edo State Government had equipped all primary health centres in the state with the vaccines.