Obaseki takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, received the second Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, urging eligible members of the public to take advantage of the exercise and take the dose meant for full protection against the virus.
Receiving the vaccine in Benin City, Obaseki said the state government was committed to ensuring that all eligible persons get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“I took the first jab and I had no reaction; I believe this second jab won’t react on me. So, I advise those, who have not taken their second jab to complete their vaccination.
“For those who have not been vaccinated, the second phase vaccination exercise would commence shortly. I urge every Edo person, who has not received the Covid-19 vaccination to get ready, so that when the process begins again in the next few weeks, they will get vaccinated.”
He stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic was still around and that the country could see another wave since some countries of the world were currently experiencing their third wave.
“We pray that we are not as affected as those other countries, but the only way to protect ourselves today is to ensure that we get vaccinated. When vaccinated, even if we get infected with COVID-19, our reaction will not be that serious and we will be able to cope without being hospitalised,” he added.
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