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 at this time is a ploy to make Nigerians sterile so as 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 out there within the state for the previous three months.
He additionally maintained that however the provision of the COVID-19 vaccines within the state, continuous testing and isolation of contaminated individuals is the easiest way to go in decreasing group transmission.
Dr. Isamotu who made this feedback Monday morning on Frank Discuss, a radio present affair programme in Osogbo acknowledged that the residents shouldn’t be afraid as a result of the vaccines had no damaging negative effects that may affect negatively within the physique system.
He revealed that even supposing there isn’t any specific date for vaccination to begin in Osun, the vaccines’ distribution nationally will begin at this time and coaching of well being employees will precede the administration of the vaccines within the state.
The Commissioner disclosed that the vaccines can 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 circumstances 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 Govt Secretary of the State Major Well being Care Growth 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 can be coming to the state, administration of the COVID-19 vaccination can be executed in 4 phases.
“The primary part can be for frontline and well being employees. The second part can be for the aged and people which can be morbidly ailing 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.