Oyo receives 127, 740 doses of COVID-19 vaccines

  Oyo State Government on Thursday declared that it has received no fever than 127, 740 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. Saga Gist re...

 

Oyo State Government on Thursday declared that it has received no fever than 127, 740 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Saga Gist reports that the vaccines were received from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), Abuja.

It was gathered that the vaccines were received Ibadan by the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board, on Thursday.

It was also learnt that Ogun and Osun states had earlier received the vaccines.

Executive Secretary of Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board, Dr. Muideen Olatunji, who confirmed the development said that 127,740 doses of the vaccines were received by the state government as part of the first phase of vaccine distribution.

Olatunji maintained that the state government has commenced the training of health workers who would apply the vaccines.

He added that the medical workers will also be trained at the local government levels.

“The state has received 127, 740 COVID-19 vaccines dispatched from Abuja by the NPHDA on behalf of the Federal Government.”

He spoke further by saying that the state government has commenced the training of health professionals who will administer the vaccines to residents of Oyo State.

“I can confirm to you that the Oyo State government has received a total of 127, 740 AstraZeneca vaccines from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency.

“The vaccines are in good order and we have warehoused them in appropriate cold rooms. We have very strong cold rooms and we cannot even use up to one-third of the capacity in the state.

“We have already commenced the training of health workers, who will administer the vaccines. Next week, we will equally conduct the training at the local government levels. We will push the vaccines to the 33 local governments where they will be kept under appropriate conditions.”

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