Anambra State Commissioner for Well being, Dr Vincent Okpala has confirmed receipt of 78,810 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines within the state.
The Commissioner made the affirmation on the state’s chilly retailer on the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Educating Hospital (COOTH), Amaku, Awka.
The state took supply of the vaccines on Wednesday night time at Akanu Ibiam Worldwide Airport in Enugu, earlier than transferring them to the chilly retailer for storage.
In the meantime, the speaker of Anambra State Home of Meeting, Uche Okafor, some commissioners and conventional rulers within the state, on Thursday obtained the vaccine, beneath the supervision of the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
The governor who first inspected the vaccines on the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu College Educating Hospital (COOUTH) confirmed that the vaccines are secure, including that they might help hold the individuals alive from the scourges of COVID-19.
“We’ve got obtained the primary consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines. We obtained about 78,000 doses and we’re going to obtain the second quickly. You realize every vaccine is taken in tranches. There’s the primary and second tranche.
“To verify whoever will get the primary jab additionally will get the second, we’ll give half of the whole consignment, and reserve half of it, which we’ll give within the second tranche in order that those that get the primary, will even get the second.
“This vaccine will save your life from the COVID-19. I’ve taken my very own, so the speaker (Home of Meeting), conventional rulers, CMD of COOUTH and commissioners will get theirs now, as an indication for individuals to know that the vaccine is secure.
“One other set of individuals that may get the vaccine first are heath employees within the frontline. Each medical doctors and cleaners alike, who work within the frontline of the pandemic will get the jab, first.
“I’ve been vaccinated and there aren’t any unintended effects. Once more, I have to warn that even whenever you get the vaccine, you should nonetheless put on your masks and do all of the issues you might be doing now, like social distancing and washing your palms often till many extra individuals have been vaccinated,” Obiano stated.
He urged residents of the state to go surfing and register to get the vaccine administered on them, saying that within the coming days, the state authorities would flood the media with procedures for getting registered.