BY BUKOLA BARDI
Ondo state government has received Seventy Three Thousand, Five Hundred and Seventy doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Federal Government.
The Executive Secretary of the state’s Primary healthcare development Agency, Dr Francis Akanbiemu confirmed this to Positive fm in Akure
Dr Akanbiemu said the vaccine was delivered yesterday evening through the Akure Airport and was received by officials of the agency on behalf of the state government.
He noted that the vaccination would be launched today by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu where he is expected alongside his deputy, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa to receive shots of the vaccine.
Dr Akanbiemu hinted that the vaccination would commence for residents in designated facilities from Friday.
He urged the people of the state to embrace the vaccine to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.
The state epidemiologist, Dr Stephen Fagbemi also confirmed the arrival of the vaccine in Ondo state.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that Ondo state has taken delivery of Covid-19 vaccines” Fagbemi said.
Last week, Nigeria took delivery of about four million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines as part of an overall 16 million doses planned to be delivered to the country in batches over the next few months.