40,000 Abuja residents receive COVID-19 vaccine
By Peter Usman//:
Not less than 40,000 residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja, have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine since the COMMENCEMENT of the exercise on 16B March, 202.
The Acting Executive Secretary, FCTA Primary Healthcare Board, Dr Nda-Eyo Iwot revealed this on Monday while monitoring the vaccination of FCT lawmakers in Abuja.
Iwot explained that the figure was part of the one million doses so far vaccinated nationwide.
He urged residents to ignore conspiracy theories and fake news being pushed on social media about the vaccine, stressing that no known adverse effect of the vaccine had been recorded.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr. Adesola Olusade, who commended lawmakers for publicly taking the vaccine, said the move would not just validate the efficacy and safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine, but would boost public confidence in the exercise.
Olusade stated that government would not make it compulsory for Nigerians to take the jab, but however, explained that certain situations could necessitate taking the jab.
Also, Sen. Phillip Aduda commended the efforts of the FCT Administration to curbing the spread of the pandemic.