The Edo state government says it has received doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for distribution in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Osarodion Ogie, and made available to newsmen in Benin on Wednesday.
According to him, the 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.
“The state is preparing a localised distribution mechanism for the rollout of the vaccines in line with the national plan.
“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, he said.