The National Primary Health Care Development Agency in collaboration with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons have commenced mass COVID 19 vaccination for Internally Displaced Persons in Waru Camp in the FCT.
The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib at the commencement of the vaccination said this was part of the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure the vaccines get to rural communities across the country.
Dr. Shuaib who emphasized that over ten million Nigerians have been vaccinated gave assurance that the vaccines were safe and available across the country.
According to Dr. Shuaib ” May I emphasize that taking the COVID-19 vaccine is not just an act of self-protection but also a civic duty to curtail the spread of the virus in the camps and in Nigeria. Every one of us has a critical role to play in mobilizing our friends, families and camp mates to the vaccination site. Remember, no one is safe from COVID-19 until everyone is safe”.
He further stressed that: “The Federal Government under the able leadership of our dear President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to ensure that every eligible Nigerian has access to the COVID-19 vaccines. It is in furtherance of this determination that we introduced the COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 Vaccines by everyone.”
“This is another opportunity to be further protected. I therefore urge all those who have taken the right decision to be fully vaccinated, to walk into the nearest vaccination site for their booster dose as from tomorrow.” Dr Shuaib said
In a remark, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Mrs Iman Suleiman- Ibrahim explained that the Commission is poised towards ensuring that the welfare and healthcare needs of IDPs were met across the Geo political zones.
She stressed that the Commission had embarked on more awareness campaigns on the need for Nigerians to get vaccinated
Mrs Suleiman- Ibrahim who commended the Agency on the achievement of eradicating wild polio virus in Nigeria pledged to support government initiatives to boost the welfare of the citizenry.
By Florence Adewale