Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has flagged off the initiative to vaccinate three million residents against COVID-19 by the end of January 2022.
Speaking at the event in Akure on Tuesday, Akeredolu said the initiative was in continuation of his administration’s resolve to expand the Covid-19 vaccination coverage across the 18 council areas of the state.
The governor, represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, said it was his resolve to ensure safety of all residents in the state.
“The state government through the Primary Health Care Development Agency introduced Mass Vaccination Campaign (MVC) exercise to reduce the spread of COVID 19.
“And to achieve more success in reducing the spread of Covid-19, a new approach targeted at vaccinating about 80 per cent of the population in the state is being introduced,’’ the governor said.
He said that vaccination had been proved to be the effective way of combating the pandemic, and urged residents to come out to get vaccinated.
Akeredolu also enjoined residents of the state to always adhere strictly to the precautionary measures put in place, especially the use of facemasks, to reduce the spread of the virus.