WHO tasks media on increased awareness on COVID-19 vaccine



 Mr Friday Igbinovia, Coordinator, World Organisation (WHO), Adamawa, on Tuesday urged the to create more on the importance of COVID-19 the country.

Igbinovia made the call at “A Three-Day Dialogue On Routine Immunisation, Post Polio Certification and COVID-19 Vaccination” Yola  organised by Federal Ministry and Culture collaboration with UNICEF.

He said that the COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective and should be taken as everyone at risk of getting infected especially, the weak, elderly and persons with chronic diseases.

Igbinovia said that the vaccine helps the body to develop immunity to the COVID-19 virus emphasising that it does not cause any harm or ailment.

He added that by taking the complete dose of the vaccine, the body would be able to fight the virus the future.

The coordinator called on people to continue obeying national and state directives on avoidance of large gathering and  strict adhereance to COVID-19 protocols to reduce the spread of the virus.

Also, Dr Stephen John, Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Ministry of , Adamawa, also urged the to create more for people to understand, shun rumours and continue to abide by the COVID-19 preventive protocols.

According to him, compliance to the protocols key to defeating the spread of the virus in the state and country at large.

He said that the major challenges to addressing COVID-19 in the state included high symptomatic   cases and poor compliance to preventive protocols especially at facilities.

Mrs Elizabeth Onitolo, Communication for (C4D) Specialists, UNICEF, urged people who get vaccinated to also observe the precautionary protocols to safeguard people from the COVID-19 virus. (NAN)