The Edo State Government has taken delivery of 76,712 doses of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines from the Federal Government.
Health Educator, Edo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ESPHDA), Mrs. Irene Uabor, said the vaccines include 65,016 doses of Moderna and 11,696 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.
The health educator, who reassured the government’s commitment to contain the pandemic, said all is set for the commencement of the second phase COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the state.
According to her, “Governor Godwin Obaseki will on Monday, August 23, 2021, flag-off the second round of vaccination campaign to enable more residents take the vaccines to protect them from COVID-19.”
Noting that Edo is ready to commence the distribution of the vaccines to different locations where they will be administered, she added that “the state government has completed training for healthcare workers across all levels to effectively deliver the vaccines to Edo people.”
Uabor urged residents in the state to take advantage of the opportunity of the second phase exercise to get inoculated against the deadly virus, noting, “We are calling on all Edo people who have not been vaccinated to come out and get the vaccines as they are safe, free and effective.”
Health officials taking delivery of doses of COVID-19 vaccines at the Benin Airport in Benin City, the Edo State capital.