Reporter : UCHE NDEKE
Over Seventeen thousand, two hundred and seventy-two persons have so far received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Anambra State.
The Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu, revealed this while speaking with Radio Nigeria in Awka.
She said there was apathy at the early days of the vaccination but many people had been coming out to receive their first jab.
According to Dr. Ezenyimulu, one hundred and twenty-nine vaccination points are provided by the government across the state to enable more people to benefit from the COVID-19 vaccination.
She said the frontline health workers visited several churches on Sunday to inoculate more persons adding that the vaccination entered day twelve on Monday as they mop up the exercise.
Speaking on the fears nursed by some individuals about the drug, Dr. Ezenyimulu explained that no side effect had been recorded in the state so far as only few mild and slight injection pains were observed.
The Anambra State Primary Health Executive Secretary noted that after the first dose, it would take a period of eight to twelve weeks before the second jab would be administered .
The Anambra State Government on March 18, 2021 received first batch of seventy-eight thousand, eight hundred and ten Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Federal Government.