Ebonyi NMA Chairman Receives Astra-Zeneca Vaccine


    By ANDY NWOGHA, Abakaliki

    The Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi State,  Dr Benjamin Umezuruike has received the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine.
    The NMA Boss took the vaccine injection at Alex Ekwueme  Federal Teaching Hospital,AE-FETHA Abakaliki, the state capital.
    He hinted that the  importanceof the vaccine cannot be overemphasized, as it would helped to prevent one from being infected with other contagious diseases.
    The NMA Chairman, who doubles as, Chief of Staff to the President, Nigeria Medical Association stated that, the vaccine injection is giving to people for the purpose of protection and prevention against COVID-19 pandemic, noting that he had over 65% protection having taken the vaccine, and encouraged people to always take it to fight the virus.
    He said that the vaccine helps to fight other diseases like Lassa fever, diarrhea, among others.
    Umezuruike added that the vaccine is not harmful as speculated, having been confirmed and approved by the World Health Organization,WHO, as it  has the efficacy of preventing people  from contacting the deadly virus.
    He advised all the members of the association, the front line  health workers, other medical workers, Ebonyians and Nigerians not to be gripped by fear but to take the vaccination seriously because prevention is better than cure.
    He added that the vaccine is safe and preventable.
    He further stated that he would retake the vaccine after four weeks to enabled him be totally absent from contacting the virus while expressing optimism that with the vaccine, the virus would be fought to the stand still.
    He thanked the President of  Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi and President General of Nigeria Centre for disease control, Chike Ihekweazu for their effort in fighting against the virus assuring to use his good office to ensure everybody get vaccinated in the state.


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