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COVID-19: Governors Urged to Serve Free Meals to Encourage Vaccination in Nigeria

A local information officer on COVID-19 vaccination in Lagos, Kolawole Oyenuga, has urged state governors to serve free meals to motivate citizens, to massively get vaccinated against the virus.

Oyenuga who is the Deputy Head, COVID-19 Vaccination Local Information Officer, Ogijo Primary Health Centre, Ikorodu, made the suggestion in an interview in Lagos.

He said aside misinformation about the side effects of taking the jab, many citizens are busy pursuing to survive and that is discouraging them from creating time to come and get the vaccine.

He said the assurance that a plate of food awaits them at the vaccination centres will cause a rush on the part of the eligible people to come for the jab.

Oyenuga said that the turnout for the vaccination was encouraging compared to the available vaccines supplied to health centres by state governments.

He however said they wish to experience the situation whereby those coming to take the jab will outnumber the vaccines they have in stock daily.

He added that governments needed to do more on sensitisation against misinformation on the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. NAN

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