The Enugu State Authorities says it has opened extra COVID-19 vaccination centres in main markets, purchasing malls and public locations.
These are extra to the greater than 100 typical vaccination centres beforehand opened within the state.
Dr. George Ugwu, Government Secretary, Enugu State Main Well being Care Growth Company (ENS-PHCDA) advised the Information Company of Nigeria in Enugu on Saturday that the transfer was to make COVID-19 vaccination centres extra accessible for residents.
Ugwu mentioned that having extra vaccination centres would assist the state to realize its goal of getting each eligible resident vaccinated in opposition to the pandemic.
Based on him, centres have been opened in main markets like Ogbette Market and Kenyatta Market in Enugu; at Shoprite and SPAR malls in addition to different designated public locations however the 100 vaccination centres already accessible.
“One other factor we are going to do in a different way this time, which got here on account of challenges within the first section, is that of elevated advocacy and public sensitisation.
“We’ve got deliberate to formally talk and use varied grassroots leaders, conventional, spiritual and opinion leaders, to press residence the message of the necessity for the vaccination, its security and efficacy.
“We’re wanting to go to the hinterland and test all falsehoods and unfounded info militating in opposition to the folks to freely get vaccinated, particularly within the rural areas.
“Our groups shall be visiting worship centres, neighborhood conferences and different public gatherings to sensitise our folks on the necessity to obtain their COVID-19 vaccination for the safety of all,’’ he mentioned.
The chief secretary famous that the company had created particular cell vaccination groups that might cowl teams that wanted to be vaccinated.
“We’re able to make the sacrifice and ship our particular cell vaccination groups to teams akin to navy and Para-military organisations amongst others to make sure attain and accessibility for them,’’ he mentioned.
Ugwu lauded the state authorities for being supportive in all programmes on COVID-19 vaccination, particularly within the set up and upkeep of chilly chain gear, equipment and logistics to make sure a 24-hourly energy provide.
The chief secretary additionally known as on all eligible residents and residents of Enugu State (18 years and above) to get vaccinated.
“COVID-19 vaccines are protected, safe and meant to guard everybody,’’ he pressured.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi flagged off COVID-19 second batch vaccination on the Enugu State College Educating Hospital, Enugu, on Aug. 26
The state has obtained 5,012 doses of the Modena vaccine and extra 13,416 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines. It’s anticipating an extra 60,000 doses of the Modena vaccine.
A complete of 1,200 well being staff have been specifically educated to vaccinate folks within the second section of the train.
NAN remembers that Enugu State already exhausted the 65,410 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines equipped by the Nationwide Main Healthcare Growth Company in March 2021.