Covid-19 Vaccine: We will ensure a safe, stress-free process – Makinde
Oyo State government has flagged off the Covid-19 vaccination with the immunisation of Governor Seyi Makinde alongside the Secretary to the state government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, from the 127,740 Covid-19 vaccines received from the federal government.
Speaking after the vaccination, Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde admonished residents of the state to have confidence in the process and promised that the state would continue to monitor the process for necessary actions.
The vaccination which was carried out at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan was witnessed by the representatives of World Health Organization, WHO, UNICEF and the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA.
The governor noted that the sterility test which was carried out on the Covid-19 vaccines was done to validate that the vaccines that would be given to the people were properly handled.
Governor Makinde commended the health workers in the state for proper handling of the Covid-19 pandemic which prevented its escalation.
While administering the vaccines on the governor, Executive Secretary, Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board, Dr Muideen Olatunji urged people to forget about the misconceptions about the vaccines, pointing out that it would develop immunity against the disease.
Earlier, Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Bashir Bello stated that the vaccines were kept at the required temperature so as to keep it safe for human use.