Oyo State COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) says one person has been reported to have severe side effects from COVID-19 vaccination in the state.
“Also, 398 had other mild symptoms such as mild headache and pain at the injection site while 75,000 people were vaccinated against the infection in the first round of vaccination, “said Dr. Taiwo Ladipo, EOC Incident Manager.
Ladipo announced this on Wednesday in Ibadan at an interactive session with the media about the state’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
He said 42,870 samples had been collected in the state since the index fall as of June 6
The official said that of the numbers 6,558 tested positive for COVID-19, while 6,731 people had recovered from the infection and 124 COVID-19-related deaths had been recorded in the state.
“” The influx of people from countries with a high level of pollution g of COVID-19 cases and apathy towards COVID-19 testing is a concern for the EOC.
“This requires collaboration from individuals in the community to ensure suspected cases are tested and addressed .
“Even with minimal testing, we may only have a single case, and that is something that helps us giving worries because it shows that we haven’t mopped it up in our society. < / p>
“Unfortunately, most of the tests are only done because some people want to travel abroad.
” So, we have more cases from private laboratories doing the test for international travel , and that tells us that we are still in the forest.
“The situation we are in even suggests danger, because although we think that there are few cases, we could have some with new variants of COVID-19 causing bad luck in other realms, ”he said.
D The incident manager announced that the number of people vaccinated in the state was still low and not enough to ensure herd immunity.
However, he urged everyone to stay clear during the next round of COVID-19 Vaccination Vaccination Exercise in the State.
In his remarks, Dr. Olusola Oriniowo, EOC Co-Head of Risk Communication and Community Engagement, says that cases of side effects of the vaccine are not reported in Oyo State.
According to him, patients are expected to report any symptoms that they noticed after vaccination in order to be able to receive correct advice and medical care regarding the treatment of the effects of taking the vaccine.
In addition, Ms. Titilope Akinleye requested to Oyo State Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer urged the media to expose untrue and unverified information about COVID-19.