By Ahmed Ajikobi
About 3,513 Kwarans have being infected with corona virus disease that stormed Nigeria in 2019 (COVID-19) and in the cause of that, the state has lost 57 Kwarans to the deadly virus.
This was confirmed to newsmen by the state Commissioner for Health on Monday at the flag-off ceremony of Second Phase of the COVID-19 vaccination held at the Kwara State Primary Health Department Agency, Ministry of Health, Ilorin.
The commissioner urged Kwarans to come out to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, saying it’s free and safe.
Speaking on the flag-off ceremony, the commissioner said that, in Mach, the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq did the flag-off of the first phase that required the first and the second doses and people came out to receive it until we exhausted the doses.
“Now we are having the Second Phase of COVID-19 that involves Morderna Vaccine of 102,900 doses, Oxford Astrazeneca Vaccine of 22,000 for those that have not receive the first dose and those that want to complete the second. We thank Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his support for health system in Kwara.”
He condemned the misconception about the vaccine that is magnetic and that people will die after two years, saying all these are lies..
According to Executive Secretary to Kwara State Primary Health Development Agency, Nusirat Elelu, millions of people have been vaccinated in the world.
“We have launched social mobilisation drive that has commenced and last for three or four days. We have it on news and jingles on radio stations among others, including Ward Social Mobilisation Committee. The committee responsible for house to house orientation. Today’s flag-off is to give backing to the government’s effort”.
By Ahmed Ajikobi