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Nigeria: Enugu Opens Covid-19 Vaccination Centres in Major Markets, Malls

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Enugu State has received 5,012 doses of Modena vaccine and additional 13,416 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.

Enugu State Government said it has opened additional COVID-19 vaccination centres in major markets, malls and public places in the state.

This is in addition to the more than 100 conventional vaccination centres previously opened in the state.

George Ugwu, the executive secretary, Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Saturday that the move was to make COVID-19 vaccination centres more accessible for residents.

Mr Ugwu said that having more vaccination centres would help the state to achieve its target of getting every eligible resident vaccinated against the pandemic.

According to him, centres have been opened in major markets like Ogbette Market and Kenyatta Market in Enugu, Shoprite and SPAR malls, as well as other designated public places, notwithstanding the 100 vaccination centres already available.

“Another thing we will do differently this time, which came as a result of challenges in the first phase, is that of increased advocacy and public sensitisation.

“We have planned to officially communicate and use various grassroots leaders, traditional, religious and opinion leaders to press home the message of the need for the vaccination, its safety and efficacy.

“We are desirous to go to the hinterland and check all falsehoods and unfounded information militating against the people to freely get vaccinated, especially in the rural areas.