Ekiti State Government has said it has taken delivery of 46,000 Moderna vaccines in continuation of the COVID-19 vacination.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Oyebanji Filani who made this known at a news conference on the update on the virus in the state noted that government is concern about the increasing cases of persons infected with the virus in recent days adding that it will not relent in its proactive steps.
According to the commissioner the vaccine would be administered only on persons who have not been vaccinated before while those who have taken first dose of Azrazeneca should wait until the product is received to avoid mixed up.
Dr Filani explained that the step is being taken to increase the numbers of testing towards early detection of positive cases of the virus for necessary treatment.
He cautioned those who have taken the dose of Azrazeneca jab not to take the new Moderna vaccines adding that the rise in the figure was as a result of increase in the numbers of tested persons pointing out that government is taking steps to scale up through the partnership with the private facilities in the state.
He apt on the importance of the jab to safeguard the people
“As at the confirming that Filani that out of the 183 cases recorded in the state, only one person these cases had used his Azrazeneca vaccine and only one dose the person had received,which mean that the vaccine do actually save lives,it prevent the ailments and minimize hospitalisation an severity of the virus”
He appealed to people of the state to make themselves available for the vaccine.
Dr. Oyebanji said the State Government has directed private facilities to begin Covid-19 testing for any patient brought to their hospitals with related symptoms of the virus.
The commissioner said the rise in the figure was as a result of increase in the numbers of tested persons which he said government was planning to scale up through the partnership with the private hospitals.
The commissioner noted that three persons have reportedly died of the third wave of covid-19 complications as the numbers of cases in the state rose to three hundred and forty two, saying the casualties were two elderly persons of over 75years of age and a 45 year old woman who was brought in late for treatment.
The Health commissioner appealed to people to make use of the opportunity of the the new opportunity to get vaccinated again the virus.