More people showing interest in COVID-19 vaccination― Edo Govt
Edo State government said barely a day after the enforcement of “no vaccine card, no entry to government offices” in the state, it has recorded a significant number of persons showing interest to get vaccinated.
This was stated by the permanent secretary, Edo State ministry of health, Osamwonyi Irowa, permanent secretary, on Thursday while briefing journalists in Benin City.
He said they are now recording more than 100 persons visiting the fixed vaccination posts as against a lesser number previously registered.
“A significant number of civil servants in the state did not actually take the vaccine. But following the enforcement that we started, the turnout on the uptake of the vaccine has significantly increased. Also, many other persons are beginning to see the reality in it,” Irowa said.
“The ongoing enforcement on vaccination is to minimize deaths and increase survival rate of persons in Edo State.
“We are trying to reduce the mortality alongside with the morbidity rates that we are experiencing from Covid-19 pandemic that is still currently affecting people in Nigeria among other countries. Our responsibility is to ensure public health is being managed”, he said.