Barely a day after the enforcement of “no vaccination, no entry to government offices”, the Edo State Government said it has recorded a significant increase in the number of persons taken the vaccines.
The permanent secretary, Edo State Ministry of Health, Osamwonyi Irowa, said this on Thursday in Benin in a chat with journalists.
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“We are now recording more than 100 persons visiting the fixed vaccination posts as against a lesser number previously registered before the enforcement,” he said.
According to him, a significant number of civil servants in the state have not taken the vaccine, adding that following the enforcement, the turnout on the uptake of the vaccine had significantly increased.
He explained that the ongoing enforcement of vaccination is to minimize deaths and increase the survival rate of persons in the State.
“We are trying to reduce the mortality alongside the morbidity rates that we are experiencing from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Irowa added.
He, however, disclosed that the State had recorded 17 new cases of the virus and three deaths over the past 24 hours.