Nigeria: Covid-19 Vaccine

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Mr Biobelemoye-Joy Josiah, President, Medical and Health Workers' Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), has appealed to Nigerians not to have any negative thoughts about the ongoing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination in the country. Josiah made the appeal while speaking with newsmen after he took the first jab of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at MHWUN headquarters on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that Nigerians, especially the health workers, should avail themselves of the opportunity presented by the ongoing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination. "The vaccination is the only assured and available way of protecting health workers who are in the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. "Health workers, having lost many personnel across the world need to protect themselves by getting vaccinated, since they are the all-important soldiers to winning the fight against the pandemic. "I have just taken my jab of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and I feel good," he said. Josiah, who was also the Chairman, Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) debunked the speculation that the vaccine was made specifically to depopulate Africa and all other conspiracy theories. He added that, certainly I have come to take this to tell all health workers especially members of JOHESU that it is not harmful to anybody. "The initial fear that the vaccine is made specifically to depopulate Africa and all others are conspiracy theories. "But we are witnesses to the fact that the Europeans have used themselves as the guinea pig so what's the reason for fear. "We should come out and take the first and second jab so we can be 100 percent clear.

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