Kwara State Government has flagged off mass vaccination of residents of the state against the COVID-19 virus.
Flagging off the exercise at a ceremony in Ilorin, the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, urged residents of the state to get themselves vaccinated for protection against COVID-19.
“The vaccines have been adjudged to be safe and devoid of negative adverse effects. Our administration has taken bold steps right from the early days of the pandemic by taking proactive steps such as building a standard treatment centre and provision of conducive and safe work environment to the crop of well-trained health workers in different required specialities, who provide services to COVID-19 patients admitted into the treatment centre,” Mr Alabi said.
“The arrival of COVID 19 vaccine brought a sigh of relief; as we know, like other Vaccine Preventable Diseases, COVID-19 vaccine will reduce the number of illnesses and deaths from the disease,” he added.
He thereafter added that the state government would continue to do its best to ensure that COVID-19 care and other health services are made available and accessible for everyone.
So far, the state has vaccinated over 15,000 individuals since the COVID-19 vaccination exercise began in March.