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COVID-19: NEPWHAN urges members to get vaccinated


Mr Ibrahim Abdulkadir, National Coordinator, Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) on Monday in Abuja urged members to always stay safe and get vaccinated.

Abdulkadir told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that staying safe and getting COVID-19 vaccination were key to a healthy and longer life for his colleagues.

He urged people living with HIV to comply with the safety protocol and continue to take their antiretroviral drugs (ARV), no matter their viral load.


Abdulkadir expressed optimism that with strict compliance with safety protocol and vaccination, people living with HIV would come out stronger and alive and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I urge my people to always stay safe and more importantly get vaccinated,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that between Jan. 3, 2020 to Sept. 3, 2021, there were 193,644 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, with 2,488 deaths recorded.

Also as of Aug. 31, a total of 4,432,282 vaccine doses had been administered on people living in Nigeria.


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