Mr. David Bakuri, Bole District Director of Health has become the first recipient of the Astrazeneca vaccine for health sector workers in the Bole District of the Savannah Region.
The exercise started in the early hours of Saturday, March 27, 2021, without any glitches and 530 frontline workers are expected to receive the first dose of the vaccine against the pandemic in the Bole District.
Mr David speaking to Yagbon News after taking his shot said the exercise would run simultaneously at all the six sub- districts is the District.
He noted that the process had been structured not to disrupt regular health service delivery.
He said vaccinating health workers first would help increase public faith in the inoculation, and was hopeful all sector workers in the District would receive their jabs by the close of the exercise.
The Health Director said the vaccine was safe and must be received by all eligible
and added people below eighteen years, pregnant women and lactating mothers are exempted from taking the jab.
“There is no conspiracy about the vaccine, It is safe and all must take the jab when the time comes,” he said.
As at the time Yagbon News visited the vaccination center of the Bole District Hospital at about 9:35am on Saturday, a total of 6 health workers had received the vaccine.
The Director said that Bole District had recorded 11 positive cases since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country in March 12, 2019, with no death recorded.
He also added that, there is no active case currently in the Bole District but admonished all residents to still abide by the safety protocols outlined in containing the spread of the virus.