Over 6,000 People Vaccinated In Cross River Against COVID-19 As Betta Edu Flags Off UCTH Vaccination Centre
Prof. Ikpeme, the Chief Medical Officer, takes a jab! He claims that everything is fine and that he is completely safe! ”
The Honorable Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu, along with the Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof Ikpeme, the Chairman Medical Advisory Council, Dr Michael Eyong, the DG Primary Health Care, Dr Janet Ekpeyong, and other health workers, officially flagged off the COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the State’s 18 LGAs today.
Dr Betta Edu, the Health Commissioner, said that there is no question about the effectiveness and safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine, as recent research has shown 65 percent efficacy and 100 percent protection from fatal complications such as death. There are no medications without side effects, and there are always remedies/solutions for any side effect, so this shouldn’t be unusual, even if we haven’t found any in the over 6000 taken.”
Prof Ikpeme A. Ikpeme, Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, told the press after receiving the vaccine that he is well and normal. “I’m in good shape; there’s nothing wrong with me, and I’m in excellent health. Every drug, as we all know, has an adverse effect/reaction, but the question is, what is the percentage of such effects and how many people have been affected relative to the overwhelming majority of those who have received this vaccine and are fine? Prof Ikpeme said, “This is a public health initiative for the benefit of our country, and as such, our people should all come out and get vaccinated.”
Prof Ikpeme thanked the Cross River State Government and the Ministry of Health for their tremendous support and synergy during the COVID-19 era. The take-home message from the Health Commissioner, the DG CRSPHCDA, the CMD, and the CMAC to everyone is that cross riverians should get vaccinated because, based on their own experiences, the vaccine is safe and effective.