The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), Abuja, on Thursday delivered an allotment of 127, 740 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to the Government of Oyo State.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr Taiwo Adisa, he said that the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board received the vaccines in Ibadan on Thursday.
In the statement, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr Muideen Olatunji, who confirmed the receipt said that 127,740 doses of the vaccines were received by the state government per the first phase of vaccine distribution.
Dr Olatunji confirmed that the state government has begun the training of health workers who would be vaccinating residents, saying that the medical workers will be trained at the local government levels.
Olatunji said that “the state has received 127, 740 COVID-19 vaccines dispatched from Abuja by the NPHDA on behalf of the Federal Government,” noting that the vaccines were received in decent condition and have also been stored in the appropriate cold rooms.
Dr Olatunji said: “I can confirm to you that the Oyo State government has received a total of 127, 740 AstraZeneca vaccines from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency. The vaccines are in good order and we have warehoused them in the appropriate cold rooms.
“We have very strong cold rooms and we cannot even use up to one-third of the capacity in the state.
“We have already commenced the training of health workers, who will administer the vaccines. Next week, we will equally conduct the training at the local government levels.
“We will push the vaccines to the 33 local governments where they will be kept under appropriate conditions.”