Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has acquired his first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The Governor was vaccinated by his Doctor, Dr. Mike Enyinnaya on the Authorities Home Umuahia, on Thursday.
This was disclosed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, in an announcement issued to DAILY POST.
Talking after receiving the vaccine, Governor Ikpeazu inspired all these throughout the age bracket beneficial to avail themselves of the chance of being vaccinated.
In accordance with him, the deployment of the vaccine as a tool to struggle COVID-19 is a world choice endorsed by the World Well being Group and captured by the NCDC which is the lead company in Nigeria that’s battling coronavirus.
He charged everybody to key into the agenda.
Governor Ikpeazu had earlier formally acquired the official consignment of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the federal authorities.
Talking additionally, the Government Secretary and Chief Government Officer of Abia State Major Healthcare Growth Company, Dr. Chinagozie Adindu assured that the vaccine is sweet and efficacious, revealing that after this primary dose, these vaccinated would obtain one other second shot within the subsequent two months between 8 and 12 weeks.
He disclosed that the amount will likely be sufficient for the frontline well being staff, all well being staff within the State, each of private and non-private hospitals, members of the State COVID-19 Inter-Ministerial Process Power, legislation enforcement companies amongst others
Adindu stated the second batch of the vaccine would goal the susceptible and people who have underlining illnesses and the aged, saying that on the finish of the yr, 40percent of the inhabitants in Abia State may have been vaccinated.
Secretary to Authorities, Barrister Chris Ezem, Honorable Commissioner for Well being, Dr Joe Osuji, Chief of Workers to the Governor, Dr ACB Agbazuere, State Epidemiologist, Girl Peace Nwogwugwu have been amongst different high officers of the State Authorities who witnessed the occasion.