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Edo charges senior citizens, others on COVID-19 vaccination 



Edo State Government has charged senior citizens and other residents to take advantage of the COVID-19 vaccination, stressing that they should not hesitate to be vaccinated against the deadly virus.
State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, at the weekend, charged the senior citizens, frontline workers, and other members of the public and their loved ones to take the jabs and protect themselves against the scourge.
He further urged residents to support the state government in reducing community transmission of COVID-19 by ensuring compliance with preventive protocols to check the spread of the second wave of the pandemic.
Noting the government’s efforts to contain the pandemic and ensure the safety of residents, he encouraged health workers and other members of the public to visit the Federal Ministry of Health for the COVID-19 registration platform for the vaccination.
Disclosing that the state was recording success in the management of the second wave of the pandemic, Obi urged citizens with COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre on 08003625000 for assistance.


“While compliance to all non-pharmaceutical measures against the disease must be strictly adhered to, we urge senior citizens, health workers, and other eligible members of the public to avail themselves the opportunity and get vaccinated against the deadly virus.
“We call on everyone to continue to adhere to the compulsory use of facemasks and other precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus as the government alone cannot win this battle.”
“Wash your hand regularly under running water, use alcohol-based hand sanitisers, and observe social distancing,” he added.


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