The lMaritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has urged all maritime workers to make themselves available for the Covid-19 Vaccination as it stands as the only sure way of curtailing the spread of the disease.
According a statement signed by the President General of the union, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju on Wednesday, he gave the assurance of no risks involved in receiving the vaccine.
He disclosed that all leadership of the Union have received the jab.
According to him “To affirm our trust in the efficacy of the vaccine the entire leadership of the Union MARITIME WORKERS UNION OF NIGERIA, have been vaccinated and have not experienced any negative effect as a result of taking the vaccine.
“We are therefore emboldened to say that the vaccines are safe for use, and in this wise, urge that every worker make himseIf/herself available for vaccination as this is the only sure way to stem the spread of the pandemic”
Adeyanju noted that since the outbreak of the pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020, the virus has claimed over 3 million lives globally, with over 114 million cases being confirmed by laboratory tests (March 2021).
He added that the pandemic has impacted negatively on almost every facet of human life, causing global economies to stall, changing the way we work and affecting our relationship with people and family and stretching health care system to breaking point.
“It is quite a relief that, scientific research fortunately gave rise to the production of vaccines which are 94 95% effective, and these figures have proven true in clinical and trial studies of these at high risk and the elderly.
“Covid 19 vaccination offers a way to transit out of the pandemic and restore society to normalcy.
“Unfortunately, a lot of people question the efficacy of the vaccines which has resulted in a negative public opinion on the efficiency of administering it the vaccines.
“Nothing is more far from the truth as scientific based reports from world class and reliable sources indicate that the vaccine is safe for use” Adeyanju quipped