A campaign is on to inoculate teachers in public and private schools across all 18 council areas of Edo state against COVID-19 before schools reopen on Monday 10.
The Edo State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, said the exercise was part of efforts to contain the pandemic and ensure the health and safety of citizens.
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Obi said the vaccination exercise for the teachers, which commenced on Saturday, May 08, will end on May 14, 2021, when the state will round off the first phase of the vaccination.
He urged residents to key into the window for the first phase of vaccination and get inoculated against coronavirus.
Obi disclosed that vaccination is ongoing in the state at fixed locations, including the premises of the Edo State Ministry of Health, the Hospitals Management Board, Central Hospital, Immigration Office and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), as well as other mobile posts.
He, however, urged teachers to cooperate with the staff of the Ministry of Health who will be on ground to administer the vaccines to teachers in their schools.
He added that heads of schools are to ensure strict compliance to the COVID-19 protocols, which include compulsory use of face mask and regular hand washing amongst others as non-pharmaceutical equipment have earlier been distributed to all schools.