COVID-19 Vaccine: PWDs express worry over exclusion from priority groups

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

Person With Disabilities, PWDs, under the auspices of Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, CCD, Friday, expressed worry over alleged exclusion from priority groups that would first be administered with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Their fear was contained in a statement signed by Executive Director, CDD, David Anyaele, which is that persons with disabilities are susceptible to contact COVID-19 infection compared to able-bodied persons, hence should be considered first for the vaccine.

The statement reads in part, “As laudable as the effort of the federal government on the public vaccination against COVID-19, CCD is worried that persons with disabilities are missing amongst the prioritizing groups to be vaccinated from this batch.

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“We are also concern that the developing protocols for vaccination of Nigerians made no…

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