Ondo Govt. Confirms Receipt of Covid-19 Vaccines

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 board, 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 Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Board 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 on Friday.

He urged the people of the state to embrace the vaccine to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19. 

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.

Bukola Bardi

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