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Gov Akeredolu, Deputy Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Mr. Lucky Ayedatiwa have received jab of the oxford-Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Akure, Ondo State capital.

Others, who received the vaccine, are the Deji Of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo and the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba victor Kiladejo as well as some top government functionaries. 

Speaking after receiving the vaccine, Governor Akeredolu hinted that the cold chain for the storage of the covid-19 vaccine remained actively functional in Ondo State.

The Governor who, implored residents of the state to shun rumours and myth about Covid-19 vaccination, enjoined health workers to ensure that people get vaccinated as timely as possible.

While decrying the devastating effects of the dreaded virus that had claimed fifty eight lives including that of the former Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, Akeredolu said among the steps being taken to mitigate the effects of the virus included procurement of testing facilities by the state government

Earlier, the Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Committee on Covid-19, Professor Adesegun Fatusi, said the vaccine was a potent weapon against the pandemic, describing the first batch 73,570 doses in the state as the first out of the four phases of the vaccination.

Feranmi Odofin

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