Vaccinated Nigerian should still observe preventive measures – NMA
Vaccinated Nigerians are reminded to be cautious and still observe the Covid-19 protocols as they can still contract Covid – 19 if they are exposed to it. Information Guide Nigeria
CHANNELS TV reports that the President, Nigerian Medical Association, Professor Innocent Ujah said this at the 11th Annual Symposium of the Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) in Lagos.
The 11th Annual Symposium had as its theme; “Building Confidence In COVID-19 Vaccines”, and sub-themed: “Addressing COVID-19 Hesitancy In Nigeria: The Role Of The Media.”
CHANNELS TV reports that Professor Ujah who was represented by the Deputy Secretary, Nigerian Medical Association by Dr Saliu Oseni, said there is an urgent need to inoculate more Nigerians against the virus towards increasing immunity quickly.
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Professor Ujah said that Nigerians should continuously adhere to preventive measures adding that research was ongoing to ascertain the degree of protection the vaccines provide against the transmission of the virus.
While speaking on vaccine hesitancy, the NMA president noted that the available vaccines in the country were more than the population, which had been vaccinated.
According to CHANNELS TV, the Professor said that vaccine hesitancy was fueled by mistrust, complacency, fear, and misinformation.
He added that the media have roles to play in educating Nigerians and others on the importance of the Covid-19 vaccine while commending Health Writers Association of Nigeria for its efforts in disseminating health messages and dispelling rumours and misinformation about the various Covid-19 vaccines.
In her response, the President of Health Writers Association of Nigeria, HEWAN, Chioma Obinna said that the choice of the theme was as a result of continued conspiracy theories surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines and the pandemic as a whole. Jamb Result
“As responsible health journalists, these and more informed the choice of the topic for this year’s symposium.
Also speaking, the Professor of Virology, Oyewale Tomori in his speech titled: “Vaccine Production In Nigeria: The Role Of The Government”, appealed to the government to make facts available to Nigerians and experts to enable them to make decisions as well as bridge mistrust and invest.
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