The Oyo State Government has said it has receipt of 127,740 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the Federal Government.
A statement issued on Thursday in Ibadan by Mr Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, confirmed that the vaccines were received in Ibadan by the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board.
Adisa said the vaccines were received from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA) in Abuja.
According to the him, the Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Muideen Olatunji, said that 127,740 doses of the vaccines received by the state government were part of the first phase of vaccines distribution by the federal government.
Olatunji was quoted as saying that the vaccines were received in good condition and that they had also been kept in appropriate cold rooms, stressing that the state has very strong cold rooms “and we cannot even use up to one-third of the capacity”.
He maintained that the state government had commenced the training of health workers who would administer the vaccines to residents.
He added that the medical workers would also be trained at the local government area levels.
He further stated that the vaccines would be distributed to the 33 local government areas of the state where “they will be kept under appropriate conditions”.