The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State, Mrs Funke Egbemode, had disclosed on Tuesday that the state government had received doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the Federal Government.
She said this following the receipt of the vaccines by a State government delegation at the Akure Airport.
Egbemode said the state government received the vaccines at about 7:11pm on Tuesday, adding that the government is prepared to both preserve and administer the vaccines, having trained about 300 health workers for the Vaccination exercise and installed storage facilities (cold chain) across the 332 wards in the State.
She assured residents of the State that the government would soon commence the vaccination in line with the scheduled guidelines laid down by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
The Medical Team that receieved the doses of vaccine on behalf of Osun government include: Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu; Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Dr. Siji Olamiju; and the Chairman, Osun Primary Health Care Development Board, Mr. Leke Ogunsola.