Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday trouped to designated health facilities in Abuja to receive the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) checks at some centres revealed that people were interested in being vaccinated, contrary to speculation that many Nigerians were scared to take the vaccine.
Mr Ferdinand Ode, a government official at the Garki Area two Primary Health Care, told NAN that the centre opens as early as 7:30 a.m. daily to attend to people.
“We help people to register online, thereby, taking the burden off those that cannot access the internet where they are and we have volunteers that help to register people too.”
Ode said that priority was being given to the elderly people and other people with special needs.
He emphasised that so far, no side effect of the vaccine had been recorded and advised those residents who still have doubts about the vaccine to come and get vaccinated.
At the National Hospital,…
Source: Guardian Newspaper