The Acting Chairman of Oredo local government area of Edo State Dr. Igbinigie Osaheni has flaged-off the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the area.
The campaign is aimed towards fighting the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic cross the council area which is the most urban Local Government Area in Edo State.
In his address before taking his vaccination, the Head of the Local Government Administration (HOLGA)/ Acting Chairman of the Local government council, Dr. Igbinigie Osaheni, described the exercise as apt, saying that it will ensure that all frontliners (Health Workers), paramilitary as well as traditional leaders are immunized against the pandemic as a way of eliminating the disease.
He noted that the first phase of the exercise which commenced on Wednesday captured the health workers, paramilitary and the traditional leaders at the grassroots with a view to protecting them against untimely death.
The Acting Oredo council boss, therefore, lauded the state government’s commitment towards the prosecution of goals of health related issues, declaring that his council was resolutely committed to the execution of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the area.
He further assured of the council’s determination towards providing the needed resources that would ensure the success of the program where people would be saved from the coronavirus pandemic and other preventable disability or untimely death amongst the people.
While noting that the exercise was different from previous ones, as it focused on health workers, paramilitary and community leaders, the council boss stated that the exercise which did not involved house to house outreach as it was facility based and temporary fixed post.
The acting Oredo LGA council boss COVID-19 used the opportunity to commend the Federal government, WHO, NPHCDA, UNICEF Rotary International as well as other partners bodies for their assistance towards the success of the program.
The Head, Primary Health Care, Dr. Harrison Obasogie in Oredo LGA said that the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki had earlier flagged- off the COVID-19 vaccination exercise at the state level, charging the people to leverage on the benefits of the program.
While urging the people of Oredo to discard the negative rumours around the vaccine, Dr. Obasogie commended all relevant stakeholders who partnered towards ensuring the successful delivery of the vaccine to the various local governments.