By Stanley Onyekwere
Barely a week into the ongoing the second round of COVID-19 vaccination in Abuja, the FCT Minister of State , Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has implored eligible residents to turn out enmass to take their second jab.
Aliyu, who spoke shortly after she publicly received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, explained residents who have taken their first jab, after 40 days or 6 weeks are qualified for a second jab.
She revealed that the FCT Administration vaccinated over 132,000 residents in the first round, while about 12,000 has been recorded in the second round.
Her words: “I wish to encourage all residents to check their cards, for those who have taken their first jab, after 40 days or 6 weeks you are qualified for a second jab.
“Please turn out in mass to take the second jab, there is nothing wrong with it and you will only be better and free to transact business and do every other thing across the world”.
While fielding questions from journalists on the allegation that the vaccine was capable of causing infertility in both men and women, the Minister, who noted that though every vaccine has its own adverse reaction, however insisted that it’s not true that the COVID-19 vaccine could lead to infertility.
According to her, “There are always vaccine reactions, but that does not mean that it is true. We know it is not true, so just come out and be encouraged to take your vaccinatio.
“The question of bearing children lies in the hands of God, and in any case who is promising you that if you don’t take the vaccine you will get children? Well it’s left for you to judge”.
Others vaccinated during the medical exercise include: the Minister’s husband, Alhaji Tijjani Aliyu, top management staff of the Administration and her political aides.