The Government of Oyo State on Thursday made it known that it has received about 127, 740 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, through the State Primary Healthcare Board.
It was gathered that the vaccines were received from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), Abuja.
Dr. Muideen Olatunji, the Executive Secretary of Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board, who confirmed the development said that 127,740 doses of the vaccines were received by the state government as part of the first phase of vaccine distribution.
The Executive Secretary disclosed that the state government has commenced the training of health workers who would apply the vaccines.
Olatunji added that the medical workers will also be trained at the local government levels.
“The state has received 127, 740 COVID-19 vaccines dispatched from Abuja by the NPHDA on behalf of the Federal Government,” he sad.
He spoke further by saying that the state government has commenced the training of health professionals who will administer the vaccines to residents of Oyo State.
According to him, “I can confirm to you that the Oyo State government has received a total of 127, 740 AstraZeneca vaccines from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency.
“The vaccines are in good order and we have warehoused them in appropriate cold rooms. We have very strong cold rooms and we cannot even use up to one-third of the capacity in the state.
“We have already commenced the training of health workers, who will administer the vaccines. Next week, we will equally conduct the training at the local government levels. We will push the vaccines to the 33 local governments where they will be kept under appropriate conditions.”