COVID-19 Vaccines: Next Step Of Response Will Depend On Health Workers – Ihekweazu

COVID-19 Vaccines: Next Step Of Response Will Depend On Health Workers – Ihekweazu 2
File picture of NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu throughout a gathering with Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma in Owerri on April 18, 2020.

 

The subsequent step in Nigeria’s COVID-19 response might be depending on well being staff, says the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Nigeria commenced its second section of vaccination on Monday, and inside the coming weeks, is anticipated to roll out over 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Speaking on the flag-off ceremony which was held on the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi, Abuja, Dr Ihekweazu mentioned healthcare staff are those who will play the subsequent pertinent function within the nation’s response to the illness.

He mentioned, “the next step of this will depend on healthcare workers, the distribution; and making the vaccines available to the last mile will depend on an incredible group of Nigerians that have been working hard for the last 18 months to deliver vaccines, test people, do contact tracing and treat individuals”.

While disclosing that the nation’s remedy centres are filling up once more, the NCDC boss mentioned well being officers are working tirelessly to beat the pandemic.

The NCDC boss recommended the frontline officers for his or her efforts and urged them to not relaxation on their oars.

He additionally referred to as on Nigerians to maintain supporting well being personnel as they ship the vaccines nationwide. He requested the residents to behave responsibly because the second section of the vaccination begins.

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Phase II Begins

COVID-19 Vaccines: Next Step Of Response Will Depend On Health Workers – Ihekweazu 3
The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, and others watch as a person takes the COVID-19 vaccine on August 16, 2021. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

The second section of the vaccination programme commenced days after the US donated over 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine.

The flag-off ceremony was attended by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha

Others had been the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; the Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora; and the Medical Director of the FMC, Professor Aliyu Ahmed.

The train was scheduled for August 10 however later postponed resulting from “purely administrative” causes, in response to Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed.

Apart from the over 4 million Moderna doses, the federal government has additionally taken supply of 177,600 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The single-shot J&J vaccine was acquired by way of the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) with help from Afrexim financial institution.

The J&J vaccines are anticipated to be deployed in hard-to-reach areas, to eradicate the necessity for journey for a second dose.

Only about one % of Nigeria’s inhabitants has been absolutely vaccinated, thus far.

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