ABH Hepatitis B Vaccination Drive: 195 Receive Second Dose
On Friday, July 29, 2022, the Famewo Common Room (FCR) was once again a hub of activity as Brownites and non-Brownites alike arrived to receive the second dose of the Hepatitis B vaccine as part of the vaccination drive organized by the Health and Sanitation Minister, Mr. Jesufemi Adeyeye.
As early as 8am, the register for would-be vaccine recipients already had more than 50 names, even though the program was slated for 10am. By 11am, the list had well over 150 names, but the vaccines and health professionals had not arrived.
The health professionals arrived by 11:30am and the vaccination exercise began in earnest. According to Sylvia Aputazie of the 2K19 MBBS Class, “This second time was very organized. The line moved fast and the process was a lot more simplified than the first time. I really liked it, even though my arm still hurts.” Elizabeth Akeju, a member of the 2K19 Physiotherapy Class, agreed, saying, “I think I like that it was organised, considering the number of students that came through. And the medical team was efficient. I hope more things like this one come up all the time.”
The Health and Sanitation Minister, Jesufemi Adeyeye, had this to say, “This is simply a continuation of my commitment to fulfilling my campaign promises to Brownites. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in one way or the other. I also want to thank Brownites for showing up and implore them to remember to take the third dose of the vaccine in November. “
195 people in all received the vaccine, which is significantly fewer than the 306 people who got the first dose. Mr. Adeyeye confirmed that those who missed the second dose will be able to get it at the Jaja Clinic, UI, on August 5, 2022. ABH Press implores all Brownites to take their safety in the hospital seriously. This includes getting all the necessary vaccinations when due.