The Executive Secretary, Kwara State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KWSPHCDA), Dr Nusirat Elelu has Urged the people of Kwara State to make themselves available for the COVID-19 Vaccination.
Elelu who made this call while speaking with newsmen in ilorin on Friday, urged the people of the state to jettison all unfounded and unverified myths and misinformation concerning the vaccine, adding that the COVID-19 vaccines remained “free, safe and with no side effect”.
She said, “Fortunately, the rate at which the vaccination is going on, it has shown that if we continue at this rate, most likely in the next 2,3,4-5 years, we are going to be trying cover up 70% of our population in order for us to attain health immunity.”
“For us to quickly round up this vaccination drive, the Nigerian Government has proposed and implement a strategy called ‘The Scale up strategy’, which is to scale up and quickly round up the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country.”
“For us to do that, we have activated several site which we refered to as mass vaccination site, that has cut across the various large population density areas, where we have science similar like the one in the primary health care development agency, where over 15,000 people have been vaccinated in the last few months.”
“We also have some new site at the palms mall, where significant number of people that have come to shop also being getting vaccinated at those sites, likewise some strategic location in our markets (Oja Oba market, Ipata market, Okuta and Mandate market). Also in some of our higher institutions, Federal polytechnic, state polytechnic, kwara state university and etc where we have large number of people to be covered by this vaccine.”
Speaking Further, Elelu who revealed that Kwara State has vaccinated 455,880 persons for both first and second dose of the Vaccine, noted that the booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine which was recently implemented by the Federal Government is eligible for people who have taken their second dose for over six months.
She also revealed that Studies have shown that people that have been vaccinated have better chance of surviving the virus.
Conclusively, Elelu Charged the people of Kwara State who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to inform others to get vaccinated without delay.