Govt WHO/UN Will Never Join Hands to Harm Any Community Says Barkindo
………….Charges persons living with HIV/AIDS other vulnerable to take Covid-19 Vaccine to stay healthy
By: Sulaiman Mustapha Malumbe, Maiduguri
The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria NEPWHAN in collaboration with the World Health Organisation WHO has extends COVID-19 Vaccines sensitization campaign to its members resident in Maiduguri and other Local Government areas of Borno state.
Coordinator, World Health Organization, Borno state Dr. Ayodele Hassan stated this during the one day sensitization program
The event took place at the Dujima International Hotel in Maiduguri on thursdy.
He further explained that the sensitization this is not the first time participants were invited to attend workshop from different local government areas of the state. Adding that local government area includes Jere, Mafa, Konduga and MMC.
Hassan said their other colleagues have also been doing similar exercise in the other council areas so as to make them to be more aware of the vaccine and supports the state in containing the pandemic.
On his part the chairman Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), Dr, and Muhammad Barkindo Sa’idu described the vaccine very essential to the most vulnerable people especially people living with HIV/AIDS who are at the higher risk of getting infected.
He therefore, urged people living with HIV to get vaccinated and continue to take their drugs.
Dr, Sa’idualso said that the COVID-19 Vaccines are not harmful to people adding that the Federal Government, WHO or United Nation would never join hand to harm any community.
He then call on all and sundry to support government in the fight against the pandemic by educating the other members of the community on the safety of the vaccines.
Similarly, some of the participants who spoke to our reporter express readiness to welcome the vaccination and enlighten others on the importance of the vaccine.