The federal authorities has mentioned that those that have been vaccinated in opposition to the COVID-19 illness might nonetheless be contaminated and different individuals who come into contact with them could possibly be contaminated.
Minister of Well being Dr. Osagie Ehanire gave the indictment on Saturday on the assembly of the South-South Zone Metropolis Corridor on COVID-19 in Benin, capital of Edo state.
Nevertheless, the minister urged aged individuals throughout the nation to help the COVID-19 vaccination and encourage different residents to get vaccinated.
In response to the minister, the one dependable strategy to forestall the illness is by following established public well being measures, which embody social distancing, hand washing, sporting face masks, and others.
He mentioned: “Probably the most dependable software to guard us and our households from this illness stays, first, compliance with the general public well being measures now established, and second, supply of vaccines to residents throughout the nation.
“It happy the Almighty to disclose the key to scientists with the intention to develop an answer to the illness.
“We already know that in Nigeria, and naturally in different elements of the world, a excessive nationwide COVID-19 vaccination price is urgently wanted to stop the asymptomatic, contaminated individuals from unknowingly infecting others who’re in danger or not but vaccinated.
“Employees and the general public in tight areas resembling NYSC warehouses, hospitals, places of work, and hostels are significantly in danger and should be a precedence when vaccinating.
“Particularly in view of the very simply transmissible Delta variant and rising proof that people who find themselves not vaccinated have the next threat of dying from a COVID-19 an infection than those that are vaccinated.”
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