COVID-19 vaccination update in Imo

The coronavirus vaccination exercise has been going on in Imo State for some time, especially since the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma first had his Jab.

Our roving reporter ran into one of the centres the exercise was going on, which is located at the Owerri Municipal Council premises.

On arrival, it was discovered that few people were seated calmly while waiting for their turns to take the vaccination.

One interesting thing about the place is that there was no crowding or rushing as people were coming in once in a while.

In fact, at a point when our correspondent was still at the area, someone can just come in and go straight to register and vaccinate without any waste of time or lining up behind anyone.

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When a woman who wanted to remain anonymous was asked the reason for many people not coming for the exercise, she blamed it on the conspiracy theories which have taken the media and public spaces since the vaccines were approved for use.

According to her, “The several negative talks about the vaccines have really affected many people, especially the gullible ones.

“Could you imagine a situation, someone is told that the vaccine kills and affects the organs in the body, what would you expect from such a person who has been instilled with fear?

“I believe a lot of sensitization will be needed in order to convince many people to go for the exercise”.

AmbrosyMediaInfo gathered that the process of getting vaccinated at the Owerri Municipal Council venue, involved: Registration to obtain the card, vaccination and capturing. 

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At the moment the AstraZeneca vaccine is the one being administered in Nigeria, which requires two doses to complete for one person.

Recall that the country, in early March received 3.94 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India(SII) and shipped via the COVAX facility.

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