COVID-19: Vaccination turnout in Idemili South, impressive


THE Transition Committee Chairman of Idemili South Local Government Area in Anambra State, Mr Don Unachukwu says, there has been a tremendous positive response so far from the people since the ongoing vaccination exercise against Coronavirus pandemic.

  The Transition Committee Chairman stated this during the flag-off of the exercise, adding that he meant well for the citizenry by bringing the vaccines to the grassroots.

  “It is free of charge for all to come out to save lives; as prevention is always better than cure.”

  Unachukwu called on the people, especially the frontline workers and those from 50-year-old and above to take a bold step toward sustainable health by taking the vaccine.

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  The Chairman, who took his first jab, alongside the Head Personnel Management (HPM) of LGA, Philomena Ekwuno was joined by the other local government staff members.

  A nurse and also the LG Focal person on health for Ojoto, Joy Akabogu, during her field work at Akabor settlement, Ojoto Uno said the response from people within the first few days of the vaccination exercise was not encouraging but all that changed with time.

  “As time progressed, there has been gradual increase in the number of those responding.”

  She said that as the exercise reached the 8th day, the turnout of people had become encouraging and more people were now taking the vaccine.

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  Akabogu said her team was able to vaccinate many people including Igwe Gerald Obunadike Mbamalu of Ojoto and members of his entourage, LG workers, pensioners and those present at the vaccination centre.

  She said that the President-General of Ojoto, Don Anozie, who  on the 6the day invited them to his house, mobilised a lot of people to take the vaccine along with him.

  According to the Litigation Officer, Idemili South LGA, Vincent Ogbunukor, who had taken a jab 24 hours before the interview, “all the speculations about the vaccine were false as nothing negative had happened to him.”

  He called on the people of the LGA to avail themselves of the opportunity of taking the vaccine to save their lives.

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  A lactating mother and staff of the LG council, Onyebuchi Ekebosi, said she took the vaccine on March 18 and had not had any negative reaction.


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