…as Edo flags off second dose vaccination
BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu and other political, religious and traditional leaders in the state will tomorrow, Tuesday, June 01, 2021, receive the second jab of the Oxford-Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine, as the state begins second dose vaccination in its efforts to contain the pandemic and protect citizens.
The Permanent Secretary, Edo State Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City, urged eligible citizens to present themselves for the second dose vaccination to get full protection against the virus.
According to him, “Obaseki and other dignitaries will be vaccinated with the second dose of the vaccine at the official flag-off ceremony coming up on Tuesday, June 01, 2021.
“Persons who took the first dose are advised to visit designated vaccination sites in the next 40 days, to receive the second booster dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.”
Irowa continued: “Everyone is at risk of contracting coronavirus disease because COVID-19 affects all ages. I urge all eligible citizens to be patient, as everyone will eventually get vaccinated as the vaccines arrive in batches.
“And if by chance you were vaccinated in a particular local government area or state during the first dose and you find yourself in another area or state for this second dose, be rest assured that you will be vaccinated by accessing a specific ‘Super site’ vaccination centre.”
“These super sites are centres designated to access any client’s information, irrespective of their location,” he added.
Irowa further noted that the COVID-19 vaccines in the state are safe, effective and administered free of charge.