The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed why civil servants must get vaccinated before December 1.
The NPHCDA made this known in a statement released to the press over the weekend.
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According to the statement, unvaccinated civil servants expose their colleagues to the COVID-19 disease.
In a strategic move to control the spread, the NPHCDA said the aim of the vaccination was geared towards herd immunity.
The statement read in parts:
“The Federal Government COVID-19 advisory for Federal workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior, before they can access their offices by 1st December 2021 seeks to make the workplace safe for everyone.
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“A lot of Federal Government employees that are not taking the vaccine continue to pose a risk to their colleagues. These are people that need to be sure that they are negative before they can have access through offices.
“There is a need to emphasise the fact that there is an option for people who do not wish to get vaccinated, therefore people are not being forced to take the vaccine as they have the option of showing a negative COVID-19 test result every 72 hours.
“This policy is in the interest of public safety and to fast track the community’s achievement of herd immunity”.
The Federal Government has said that the goal is to achieve 70 per cent herd immunity by 2022.
Source: PUNCH HealthWise