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 resolution 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 Govt Secretary and Chief Govt Officer of Abia State Main Healthcare Improvement Company, Dr. Chinagozie Adindu assured that the vaccine is nice 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 might 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 Drive, legislation enforcement companies amongst others
Adindu mentioned the second batch of the vaccine would goal the susceptible and those 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 Employees to the Governor, Dr ACB Agbazuere, State Epidemiologist, Woman Peace Nwogwugwu had been amongst different prime officers of the State Authorities who witnessed the occasion.