Governor Obiano has flagged off the first dose of phase two COVID-19 vaccination in Anambra State.
The event, held at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka, attracted government officials, Ndi Igwe, medical practitioners among others.
Inaugurating the exercise, Governor Obiano, who disclosed that he has taken the vaccine, appealed to the residents of the state to endeavour to get their jabs to be free from the disease and keeping observing all COVID-19 preventive protocols at all times.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, revealed that Anambra State had recorded one hundred and one cases of new infections as at last two weeks, and urged the people to get the vaccine, as COVID-19 Delta variant is spreading across the globe.
Delivering her address, the Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu, who said that they had already vaccinated over sixty-two thousand Ndi Anambra, noted that the state received fifty eight thousand, one hundred doses of Mordena vaccines and thirteen thousand, seven hundred and ninety-two AstraZeneca vaccines for the phase two vaccination.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to Governor Obiano on Disability Matters, Barrister Chuks Ezewuzie reiterated the importance of taking the vaccine and urged their members in the state to participate in the exercise.
Correspondent Chibuzor Okoye reports that the official flag off of the vaccination, by Govermor Obiano formed the highlight of the event.