ANAMBRA State Government has inaugurated the S. C. A. L. E. S. 3.0 Strategy for COVID-19 mass vaccination as a way of crippling the potency in the spread of the disease in the state.
The inauguration ceremony took place at Community Primary Health Centre, Mgbakwu, in Awka North Local Government Area.
The strategy of COVID-19 mass vaccination which was inaugurated nationally last Monday, is designed to become an evidence-based update that uses human-centered demand generation to address the low COVID-19 risk perception in the country and most importantly, integrate other primary health care services using an implementation strategy that addresses bottlenecks on service delivery, communication, accountability and logistics.
Inaugurating the campaign, Governor Soludo emphasised the need for stakeholders such as community and church leaders to support the efforts of the government in properly sensitising and informing the populace on the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Governor Soludo, who was represented at the ceremony by the Director of Public Health and Disease Control, Anambra State Ministry of Health, Dr Afam Anaeme said the state government will continue to give unfettered support to the COVID-19 mass vaccination.
Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu, maintained that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in the reduction of the spread of COVID-19 and called on residents of the state to get vaccinated during this mass vaccination which will last for three months.
The team leader of National Supervisors of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Ogbonnaya Omaha, the State Technical Assistant, COVID-19 Vaccination, World Health Organisation (WHO), Anambra State, Mr Shehu Muhammad and the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Red Cross Society, Anambra State Chapter, Kingsley Okoye, in their separate goodwill messages, explained that the campaign will also involve other primary health interventions such as checking people’s blood pressure, sugar level, nutrition and many others.