The Osun state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, his wife Kafayat Oyetola have received their vaccines against COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Speaking during the vaccination of health workers, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, said vaccinating the frontliner workers first was in accordance with the laid down guidelines of the Federal Government for the exercise.
According to him, “This is the first phase of the exercise. We want to administer vaccines to our frontline health workers first. They are the ones at the battle front and it is only ideal that their vaccination be given priority.
“This would be followed by the elderly, people with underlying ailments and others.”
He said the people of Osun should rest assured that they will be duly vaccinated.
“We want our people to continue to mask up, wash their hands frequently and continue to maintain social distancing. For as long as we still have Covid-19 around us, we must continue to observe these guidelines”, Isamotu said.
The first person to be vaccinated in Osun State was Dr. Ajibola Olagunoye: Consultant, Public Health Physician and the Head of Case Management. He was followed by the Matron in charge of the Intensive Care Unit, and Assistant Director of Nursing Services, Mrs Akanbi Oluwakemi.
TOS News had earlier reported on Wednesday, that Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun confirmed receipt of Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday.