Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, on Saturday, advised folks of the State to ignore the rumours and misinformation going spherical on the protection of Covid-19 vaccine.
He spoke after he obtained a jab of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.
Talking on the Banquet Corridor, Goverment Home in Bauchi shortly after he was vaccinated at an occasion to flag off Covid-19 vaccination within the state, Governor Mohammed mentioned each the Federal Authorities and the Bauchi State authorities had completely accomplished their homework to determine the efficacy and security of the vaccine.
In line with the Governor, the vaccine was protected because it had been examined.
“The vaccine is protected as a result of it has been examined and we don’t envisage any uncomfortable side effects. So, no person ought to panic, it’s for our profit.
“I additionally urge you to dispel any hearsay concerning the vaccines as you may see we’re the primary partakers and if we will take the vaccine, you too shouldn’t be afraid,” Governor Mohammed mentioned.
He, nevertheless, warned that vaccination was not the top of the pandemic, declaring that each one residents should proceed to stick strictly to non-pharmaceutical interventions reminiscent of hand washing or utilizing hand sanitiser, use of face masks and sustaining bodily distancing.
In his deal with on the occasion, the chairman of state process drive committee on Covid-19, Senator Baba Tells mentioned that the 80,570 Astrazeneca doses of Covid-19 vaccines despatched to the state by the Federal Authorities had been the primary batch of the vaccine meant for Bauchi State.
In line with Tells who doubles because the State Deputy Governor, every particular person was to get two doses of the vaccine, including that after the primary dose was administered, the second dose could be administered inside two to a few weeks later.
“The vaccines acquired by the federal government represents the primary set as a result of the whole we’re going to get within the first section is 150,000 doses. Now we’ve obtained 80,570 to symbolize the primary section of the doses.
“After this official flag off, we’ve put in place modalities whereby we are going to transport the vaccines to all of the 323 major well being care centres in all of the 20 native authorities areas of the state and the 18 common hospitals chosen by the Nationwide Main Well being Care Improvement Company as administration centres,” the duty drive chairman defined.
Tells added that the Bauchi State authorities was going to make vaccination as straightforward as attainable.
In line with him, after the flag-off ceremony, the 43,000 registered well being employees within the State could be vaccinated, including that, “after that, we are going to proceed to manage the vaccine to folks, till we exhaust the primary units of the vaccines.”