Gizo public urged to get vaccinated


THE Director of Health and Medical Service for Western Province has called on the public in Gizo to get their first jab.

In an interview with Island Sun Gizo, Dr Dickson Boara said people above 18 years must get their vaccinations.

He also urges people to stop spreading false information about the vaccines.

“I want to make it clear that vaccination is very important going forward towards our resilience building on COVID-19,” Boara said.

Asked about why people complained of fever after vaccination, Boara said such experience is normal.

“It is normal for few people to experience fever after vaccination as it shows the vaccine is stimulating our immune system.

“This is similar to babies when they get their injection. Babies normally have fever after injection meaning that is how the body reacts to the vaccines,” he said.

Boara said community vaccination program will kick off as soon as Gizo vaccination is completed.

He said those who are vaccinated will increase their ability to be protected from COVID-19.

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