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Imo gov urges residents to vaccinate against COVID-19

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
07 December 2021   |   3:24 am
As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads globally, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has distributed vaccines to the 305 wards in the 27 councils of the state.

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads globally, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has distributed vaccines to the 305 wards in the 27 councils of the state.

He urged all unvaccinated persons resident in Imo and those visiting the state to take advantage of the availability of the vaccines to protect themselves against the dreaded scourge by taking the jabs.

Distributing the items on behalf of the governor, yesterday, Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri, Pat Ekeji, reminded the Imo residents of the devastating effects of the virus, stressing that he was interested in the health and safety of Imo people.

Uzodimma appealed to the people to observe the non-pharmaceutical measures even when they have vaccinated, especially, constant washing of hands under running water, wearing of facemasks and maintaining social distancing in crowded places.

He also urged those who might be travelling to the state for the Christmas and New Year period to hid his advice and get vaccinated, if they had not already done so.