The Christian Association of Nigeria, Anambra State Chapter and community leaders have advised Nigerians to receive the first, second and booster dose of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination at all health centers primary health.
They made the call on Tuesday, during the Technical and Social Mobilization Committee of Anambra, a project supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund housed in the State Ministry of Information, and concluded meetings of advocacy with traditional leaders, religious leaders and influencers on vaccination against COVID-19.
CAN State President Venerable Joseph Nweke has discouraged people from believing everything that has been said about COVID-19 vaccines on social media, especially unverified and unsubstantiated stories.
He said: “Although the COVID-19 vaccine, just like the measles or yellow fever vaccines, may have mild harmful side effects in some recipients, but most people do not experience any side effects after being vaccinated. .
“People, regardless of their religious beliefs, should embrace the COVID-19 vaccination. The World Health Organization, which is so passionate about the health of human beings, will not authorize the administration of COVID-19 vaccines if they pose a threat to anyone or a race. It is not an anti-Christ mark as overzealous preachers claim,” Nweke said.
The President of the Fraternity of Diocesan Priests of Awka, the Rev. Valentine Uzoezie, after calling on people to go out and get vaccinated against COVID-19, disapproved of how Nigerians have abused or looked down on free medicines.
According to the chairman of the Anambra State Christian Pilgrim Welfare Council, Prof. Steve Ibenta, “Isreal has vaccinated 100 per cent of its people and they haven’t all died.
“If President Joe Biden of the United States of America, all of the world powers, and our own bishops and clergy took the vaccine, why not take it? People are dying because of superstition, ignorance and inaccurate information,” Ibenta said.