Ebonyi Govt takes delivery of Moderna, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines


The Ebonyi Government has taken delivery of 46,088 doses of Moderna and 10,616 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike, made this known on Monday when the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency took delivery of the vaccines in Abakaliki.

Umezurike, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Boniface Onwe said the vaccine was safe.

”The AstraZeneca vaccine is for people who received the first dose while the Moderna is new and for people yet to take any vaccine,” he said.

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Also speaking, the Acting Executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Catherine Okoh, said the target group were persons aged 18 and above.

“People should disregard the information circulating around that the vaccine has negative effects,” Okoh said.

The State Immunisation officer, Mr Kalu Ogbonnaya, urged residents to visit any of the selected Health facilities in their local government areas and get vaccinated.

He added that the vaccines were free, safe and effective. (NAN)

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