By Isima Sunday

The SSA to the Governor on Health Monitoring and Coordinator of Delta State Health Monitoring Team, Dr. Michael Nwoko has stated that Delta State is always on top when it comes to infectious disease control. 

Dr. Nwoko made this known when he featured on Channels Television COVID-19 update Program on 10/06/2021.

He emphasized that in order to effectively contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the State is driving the vaccination program to ensure that all those who had earlier taken their first doses take their second doses during this phase of the vaccination program. 

Dr. Nwoko whilst thanking His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa for creating the enabling environment for the vaccination program noted that the State had decentralized the vaccination program in order to ensure that majority of the people are vaccinated. 

While reacting to the issue of limited doses of the Vaccines, the ebullient SSA informed that efforts are on top gear to fully utilize the available vaccines and then make a case with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency for deployment of more Vaccines in the second phase of the program. 

Conclusively, Dr. Nwoko posited that the vaccination program are on across the 25 local Government Areas in Delta State and that immunization officers are also visiting corporate offices to get people vaccinated adding that there is continuous advocacy and sensitization program on the need for the people to get vaccinated as the Vaccines are safe and efficacious.



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