The Edo State Government has received its first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for distribution in the state.
This made known through a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, which partoally reads; “Doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are in the custody of the state government, with the government finalising arrangements for its deployment across the state”.
Osarodion stated that the state government is preparing a localised distribution mechanism for the rollout of the vaccines in line with the national plan.
He said, “The Edo State Government is in custody of doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received from the Federal Government for distribution in the state.
“We are preparing a local distribution network for rolling out the vaccines in line with the national plan”.
Nigeria had on Tuesday received nearly four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX.
Recall that the National Primary Health Care Development Agency had said it would start the vaccination of Nigerians based on priority groups, starting with front-lines healthcare workers.