The Executive Secretary/CEO Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu said that Nigerians have embraced the hope offered by the covid-19 vaccine which has led to a drastic decline of the cases nationwide.
She revealed that 27 million Nigerians have so far been fully vaccinated representing 25 percent of the population.
Dr Ezenyimulu enumerated the success recorded so far by Anambra state in the vaccine while delivering her speech at the flag off ceremony of the 3.0 strategy for covid-19 mass vaccination at the primary health center Mgbakwu in Awka north local government Area of the Anambra State.
The event was put in place as a means to further cripple the spread of the disease in the state.
She made it clear that over 643,658 persons have been fully vaccinated against covid-19 in the state.
The 3.0. strategy of covid-19 mass vaccination which was flagged off Nationwide recently, uses human centered demand generation to address the low covid-19 risk perception in the country.
During the flag off campaign Governor Chukwuma Soludo represented by the director public health and disease control Anambra state ministry of health, Dr Afam Anaeme, called on stakeholders such as community leaders and church leaders to support the efforts of the government in properly educating the people on the need for covid-19 vaccine.
He promised that the State government will continue to give massive support to the covid-19 vaccination as it will last for only 3 months.
Other primary health interventions
In their separate speeches, Dr Ogbonaya Omaha, the state technical assistant covid-19 vaccination, World Health Organization Anambra state Rep. Mr Shehu Muhammad and the Nigerian Red Cross society Anambra state chapter, Engineer Kingsley Okoye explained that the campaign will include other primary health interventions like checking people’s blood pressure, sugar level, nutritional level and others.
They therefore enjoined Anambrarians to take advantage of the vaccination and commended Governor Soludo for his sterling leadership especially in the area of health as the state had earlier qualified for the Basic Health Care provision fund which is 1 percent of the consolidated revenue of the federation.