The Commissioner for Well being in Osun State, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, has debunked rumours making the rounds that the COVID-19 vaccines that the Federal Authorities will begin distributing as we speak is a ploy to make Nigerians sterile with a view to management the inhabitants.
He mentioned that Osun state is ready to obtain the vaccines as chilly chains for storing them is in good situation and has been accessible within the state for the previous three months.
He additionally maintained that however the supply of the COVID-19 vaccines within the state, continuous testing and isolation of contaminated individuals is one of the simplest ways to go in lowering group transmission.
Dr. Isamotu who made this feedback Monday morning on Frank Speak, a radio present affair programme in Osogbo acknowledged that the residents shouldn’t be afraid as a result of the vaccines had no unfavourable negative effects that can influence negatively within the physique system.
He revealed that even though there is no such thing as a specific date for vaccination to start out in Osun, the vaccines’ distribution nationally will begin as we speak and coaching of well being staff will precede the administration of the vaccines within the state.
The Commissioner disclosed that the vaccines might be administered in two jabs, the second coming after about three months interval from the primary.
Whereas additionally stressing on the significance of the COVID-19 vaccination, Professor Peter Olaitan, the Chief Medical Director of UNIOSUN Instructing Hospital and COVID-19 Incident Supervisor within the State disclosed that isolation centres for administration of instances have been established on the State Hospital, Asubiaro and Mercyland Hospital each in Osogbo, Obafemi Awolowo College Instructing Hospital Advanced, Ile-Ife and State Hospital, Ejigbo.
Talking on the programme, the Government Secretary of the State Major Well being Care Improvement Board, Dr. Oluwole Fabiyi revealed that Osun has 332 photo voltaic freezers making it one per ward.
He additionally revealed that since about forty thousand AstraZeneca vaccine doses might be coming to the state, administration of the COVID-19 vaccination might be achieved in 4 phases.
“The primary part might be for frontline and well being staff. The second part might be for the aged and people which can be morbidly in poor health and the final part for these which can be 15 years and above.
“For now, analysis has not proven that it may be administered on youngsters. So it’s for 15 years and above,” he added.
He additionally maintained that even with the vaccines, all COVID-19 tips had been to be adhered to as the aim of the vaccines is to suppress the virus and to not treatment it.
DAILY POST remembers that Nigeria final week acquired 3.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and on Saturday, the President, Muhammadu Buhari and his vVce, Professor Yemi Osinbajo publicly acquired their very own jabs of the vaccines.