The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Nigerian Army Major General Lawrence Fejokwu has received his first dose of Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Bonny Cantonment following the kick-off of the first phase of the vaccination for health workers and frontline public servants.
The GOC while receiving the vaccine, urge officers and men of the Division to make themselves available for the vaccine and follow all guidelines necessary to defeat the virus which has infected over 117 million people globally since December 2019.
According to the representative of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Mrs Bamidele Florence, the Astrazeneca vaccine arrived Nigeria last week and it is being administered in 2 doses taken weeks against. She further said the vaccine has 90 per cent potency and efficacy as well as easy to maintain.
Others who were vaccinated included the Commander Corps of Nigerian Army Engineers Major General KO Kadiri, Corps Commander Supply and Transport Major General BN Salami, Corps Commander Nigerian Army Medical Corps Col IB Solebe, Commander 45 Brigade Engineers Brig Gen A Salako and Chief of Staff 81 Division Brig Gen NJ Edet among many others