The Ebonyi Government, yesterday, disclosed that it has taken delivery of 46,088 doses of Moderna and 10,616 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, made this known when the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA) received the vaccines in Abakaliki, the state capital.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, Umezurike, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Boniface Onwe, said the vaccines were was safe.
“The AstraZeneca vaccine is for people who received the first dose, while the Moderna is new and for those yet to take any vaccine,” he said.
Also speaking, Acting Executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Catherine Okoh, said the target group were persons aged 18 and above.
“People should disregard the information circulating around that the vaccine has negative effects,” Okoh said.
The State Immunisation Officer, Kalu Ogbonnaya, urged residents to visit any of the selected Health facilities in their local government areas and get vaccinated, adding that the vaccines were free, safe and effective.