…resumes vaccination next week
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Government has taken delivery of 187,426 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as it intensifies efforts to combat the third wave of the pandemic.
Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker in a statement in Abeokuta on Friday, said the vaccines arrived in the state capital late on Thursday night.
She explained that with the receipt of the vaccines, the state will commence the second phase of its COVID-19 vaccination exercise next week, targeting adults from 18 years and above.
Coker added that people are to register to be vaccinated by logging on to https:#www.vaccination.gov.ng.
The commissioner further disclosed that the state had earlier received and installed ultra cold chain refrigerators to store and preserve the vaccines.
“Ogun State in March this year became the first state in the country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the Federal Government with the receipt of 126,717 doses of Azra Zeneca brand, out of which no fewer than 57,588 persons were successfully vaccinated with both first and second dose in the state.
“We are currently in the middle of the third wave of the pandemic, with the significant mortality rate in the last four weeks.
“As another round of vaccination commences next week, the people are hereby implored to continue to observe the nonpharmaceutical interventions such as wearing your nose mask properly when in the public, frequent washing of hands, physical distancing and avoiding large crowds,” the commissioner stated.
Coker, however, assured members of the public that the Ogun State government remains committed to their safety.