Kwara flags off COVID-19 mass vaccination after WHO rating

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Kwara State governor, AbdulRazaq (file photo)

By Valentine Amanze

Kwara State Government has flagged off mass vaccination of residents of the state against COVID-19 virus.

The mass vaccination campaign, which began on Tuesday, signaled government’s renewed commitment to protect the people against the effects of the deadly virus.

While flagging of the exercise in Ilorin, the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, stated: “As the scope of the COVID-19 vaccination expands through the mass vaccination campaign throughout the state, I want to encourage all and sundry to ensure protection against COVID-19 by getting themselves vaccinated.

“The vaccines have been adjudged to be safe and devoid of negative adverse effects. Our administration has taken bold steps right from the early days of the pandemic by taking proactive steps such as building a standard treatment centre and provision of conducive and safe work environment to the crop of well-trained health workers in different required specialties who provide services to COVID-19 patients admitted into the treatment centre.”

COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the world economy and it remains a major public health challenge, Alabi said, while encouraging all Kwarans to get vaccinated free of charge.

“The arrival of COVID-19 vaccine brought a sigh of relief; as we know like other Vaccine Preventable Diseases, COVID-19 vaccine will reduce the number of illnesses and deaths from the disease,” he added.

“I want to specially thank the management of Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency under the leadership of the Executive Secretary, Dr. Nusirat Elelu, in their resilence in ensuring Kwarans get vaccinated on a continuous basis since March 2021.”

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