The Cross River State Authorities has obtained a complete of 53, 840 Astrazeacca vaccines for the state
The vaccines, which arrived within the state at about 4.50 pm on Wednesday, was offloaded from a non-public cargo jet that got here in from Enugu State.
Disappointingly, newsmen and different employees of the Ministry of Well being in addition to some COVID-19 members have been barred from coming into the Margaret Ekpo Worldwide Airport to witness the off loading of the vaccines
Nonetheless, the Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Betta Edu whereas briefing newsmen on the airport shortly after receiving the vaccines, mentioned, “Cross River State COVID-19 vaccines have lastly arrived within the state.
“We have now simply obtained it, the Speaker of the State Home of Meeting Hon Eteng Williams, myself, Dr Betta Edu, DG Main Well being Care, Dr Janet Ekpenyong, Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Well being and others have been on floor to obtain COVID-19 Vaccines on the Margaret Ekpo Worldwide Airport, it got here in from a non-public cargo jet
“The vaccines are in good kind and have been obtained within the cool packing containers they usually got here with all of the medical consumables and different equipment which might be required to manage the vaccines,” Edu said.
Edu additionally mentioned that the state has compiled all of the lists of well being employees in Cross River State and we might be beginning with well being employees and strategic leaders together with those that are capable of affect others below them to take the vaccines.
“As an example, governor can take it, it’s secure and wholesome, the deputy governor, the speaker, native authorities chairmen, EXCO, members of the state Home of Meeting, conventional rulers, conventional rulers’ councils, Christian Affiliation of Nigeria Leaders and in addition these within the Islamic Affiliation of Nigeria, these are strategic leaders who can affect different individuals below them to take the vaccines
“We are going to give the vaccines from tomorrow to well being employees in order that we take away any type of political or class attachment to it, we need to guarantee fairness within the distribution of this vaccines, those that work in Isolation centres, those that work within the laboratory and who take a look at COVIC-19 sufferers and different extremely uncovered individuals,” she identified.