Ikpeazu appeals to Abians to complete COVID-19 vaccine jab
Yolamchi Ukaga, Aba
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has urged Abians, who took the first jab of the Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine to ensure that they complete the dose, as failure to do so is tantamount to drug abuse.
The Governor stated this Sunday, at the Governor’s Lodge Aba, while taking his second jab of the vaccine, which was administered by his personal physician, Dr. Michael Enyinnah.
Governor Ikpeazu stated that with the completion of the dosage of the vaccine, he had now acquired the needed immunity against the pandemic, insisting that the use of vaccines to fight the diseases have been with mankind for a very long time and expressed optimism that mankind will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
He strongly advised the people of Abia State to take advantage of the availability of the vaccines in the State now and get vaccinated at designated locations across the State.
Dr Joe Osuji, the State’s commissioner for Health, assured that the vaccine is safe, noting that there has been no reports of any adverse side effects on those who took the first jab.