Edo seeks partnership with health professionals to counter vaccine hesitation | The Guardian Nigeria News
Edo state government called for collaboration and assistance from state health professionals to address reluctance to COVID-19 vaccine and improve vaccine use by agents and other residents of Edo.
Edo State Service Chief (HOS) Mr. Anthony Okungbowa made the call when he greeted the executive members of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), a branch of the Edo State, during a courtesy visit to Government House on Thursday, Benin.
Okungbowa, who has denounced the increase in the number of deaths and infections from the deadly virus, called for support from health workers to increase vaccination to protect the majority of citizens from the virus.
The HOS urged all residents to complement the government’s efforts to defeat the pandemic by going out to get the vaccines, noting that the vaccines were the safest way to ensure the protection of the population.
He said the vaccines were free, safe and effective, adding: âIn addition to getting vaccinated, residents are encouraged to ensure strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical interventions to contain the pandemic and protect citizens from the dreaded COVID-virus. 19 â.
âThe latest report we have on the virus is frightening, even with the case where some deaths go unreported.
“It is the duty of the government, in accordance with its constitutional mandate to protect the life and property of its citizens, hence the need to ensure that the majority of the people of Edo get vaccinated in order to stay healthy. and alive.
âThe vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective. We ask for your collaboration and support. All hands should be on the bridge to make sure your members not only take the vaccines, but encourage others to do the same, âadded the HOS.
Okungbowa, who reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving the state’s health sector, said the state administration ensures that every sector of the state’s workforce is properly equipped to function optimally and provide quality service to the residents of Edo.
Previously, AMLSN Edo President Comrade Nosakare Idemudia praised the government’s efforts to ensure that the majority of Edo residents were vaccinated and protected against the deadly virus.