Oyo State Receives 127, 740 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines
Written by MaryGift Sunday on March 12, 2021
The Oyo State government has received 127, 740 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), Abuja.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, announced in a statement that the vaccines were received in Ibadan, the state capital by the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board.
The statement added that the Executive Secretary of the Board, Muideen Olatunji, said that 127,740 doses of the vaccines received is part of the first phase of vaccine distribution.
“The state has received 127, 740 COVID-19 vaccines dispatched from Abuja by the NPHDA on behalf of the Federal Government,” Olatunji said, adding that the vaccines were received in good condition and that they have also been kept in appropriate cold rooms.
He added that the state government has commenced the training of health professionals who will administer the vaccines to residents of Oyo State.
“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,” he said.