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No Death Record On Covid19 In Oyo: Dr Olatunji

Executive Secretary,  Oyo State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Muideen Olatunji says Nigeria has not recorded any death since the beginning of the application of COVID-19 vaccines.

He stated this in Ibadan at a high level sensitization  programme for religious leaders on efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines organised by interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace.

Dr Olatunji noted that the vaccine is effective and different reactions  experienced by those that had taken it was normal as it was building their immunities stressing that there had not been any severe case that led to death in the country.

He dispelled as rumors the Information making the round on the negative effects of the vaccines as they had no scientific basis as they were fabricated  to discourage people from taking the vaccines.

The Co-Chairman, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Alhaji Kunle Sanni said the programme was organised to sensitize religious leaders on the potency of the vaccine so as to convince their subjects on the importance of taking it.

Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria,  Oyo State Chapter, Apostle Joshua Akinyemi  said preventing harm is part of essence of religion and urged people to  have the belief in government’s efforts to control coronavirus.

Two participants who urged people to go for the vaccines said they had been convinced that claims flying on social media about the vaccine were all lies.

 Earlier in a remark, Oyo State Deputy Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan said apart from vaccines,  COVID-19 protocols had come to stay and must be observed regularly .

The programme was organised in partnership with National Health Care Development Agency. 

Ridwan Fasasi

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