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Health News of Wednesday, 3 November 2021


Coronavirus vaccine protects infected person- NMA

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Edo Branch, has said taking the Coronavirus vaccine effectively protects one from getting seriously ill, even if the person has Coronavirus.

According to him, getting vaccinated may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from Coronavirus.

Dr Harrison Omokhua, Chairman of NMA Edo, gave the advice in an interview in Benin.

He advised the general public to take the Coronavirus vaccines in order to curb the spread of the disease.

"Coronavirus vaccines are not experimental. They went through all the required stages of clinical trials. Extensive testing and monitoring have shown that these vaccines are safe and effective."

Omokhua said that Coronavirus vaccines have received and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring people do not need to be afraid of vaccines.

He revealed that the vaccines had not been approved for children, adding that ages 18 and above can be vaccinated.

He advised the general public to continue to observe all the Coronavirus preventive measures, including wearing masks.