~ Attributes success to house-to-house campaign
No fewer than 99,967 people in Yola South local government of Adamawa State recieved COVID-19 vaccination, the Monitoring and Evaluation officer in the local government, Aliyu Adamu has disclosed.
Adamu in an interview with this medium also said, 3,191 others have so far recieved the booster dose.
According to him the total coverage has made Yola South local government the second most successful local government in terms of the administration of the COVID-19 vaccination.
He noted that statistics has revealed that more men came forward for the vaccination in the local government but following intensive awareness, the female are also responding to the call and getting vaccinated.
Adamu added that one effective strategy they used to achieve the result is by embarking on house-to-house campaign leading to the acceptability of the exercise.
He said the local government has been overshooting its target of 70 people per vaccination point leading to the overall success of the exercise.
He noted that out of those so far covered, none presented with a serious or adverse reaction adding that only an insignificant number presented mild reaction noting that such development has also led to the acceptability of the vaccination.
Adamu expressed optimism that in the nearest future, Yola South team will lead the state in terms of coverage as they have emplaced modalities to ensure aggressive coverage in the months to come.
He enjoined the people to continue to accord the vaccinators the necessary cooperation to succeed in the exercise because it is for the good of all.
The M&E officer noted that the vaccine is trusted and reliable as it has been certified by WHO, NAFDAC and other relevant regulatory bodies across the world.