Oyo State Government, on Thursday, confirmed the receipt of 127, 740 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), Abuja.
A statement by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, said that the vaccines were received in Ibadan by the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board.
The Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr. Muideen Olatunji, who confirmed the development, said that the doses were part of the first phase of vaccine distribution.
Olatunji maintained that the state government has commenced the training of health workers who would administer the vaccines, adding 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 said, adding, “the vaccines were received in good condition and they have also been kept 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 will push the vaccines to the 33 local governments where they will be kept under appropriate conditions,”Olatunji added.