The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has partnered with the apex students’ body; National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to commence covid-19 vaccination in school campuses across the country.
This was disclosed during the joint Press briefing by NPHCDA and leaders of NANS on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Abuja.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that the Federal Government was using every means to get people vaccinated because the covid-19 vaccines donated to Nigeria had short shelf lives.
Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib stated that there was need to wrap up covid-19 vaccination, so people could return to their normal way of life and business.
He added that over 6million Nigerians have been vaccinated safely and that data had shown over 80% of those who have died from covid-19 in Nigeria were those who were unvaccinated.
Shuaib stated that there were mass vaccination sites deployed all across the country, so people can have easy access to the vaccination, saying there were painless:
“For those concerned about needles, this is an example of a Vaccine that is painless. You may experience some side effects such as mild swelling or some fever.
“These vaccines can protect you against severe forms of covid-19 and also prevent deaths from covid-19 vaccination”, he said.
In response, the NANS President, Com. Sunday Dayo Asefo said Nigerian students and her leadership shall continue to cooperate and partner with every relevant MDAs to ensure National security and improved welfare for students and standardisation of education system in all fronts.
He stated that the apex students’ body was prepared to partner with NPHCDA to ensure all students were vaccinated especially as the Yuletide approaches:
“The NANS leadership after wide consultation with all rank and file including stakeholders and experts in the health sector along side our independent survey and investigation on the vaccination of citizens exercise embarked on by National Primary Health Care Development Agency,
“We wish to announce the safety of this vaccine for all Nigerians and Nigerian students in particular, to demonstrate acceptance and endorsement of this vaccine for all in line with this resolution , my humble self as National President along side Senate President, National Executive Council Members and members of the National Secretariat of NANS shall be taking our first jab today. This is to lead by example as it marks the kick off of vaccination exercise for the entire Nigerian Students.
“To ensure proper dissemination of this information in form of awareness, NANS have set out action plans to ensure proper education and orientation of teeming Nigerian students on this vaccination exercise, its importance and its role in protecting our selves and our loved ones, most critically in this yuletide period when we have many of our relatives coming from abroad in the spirit of celebration”, Asefo said.