Ekiti Receives 40,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines


By Victor Ogunje

Ekiti State Government has taken delivery of another 40,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

In a statement made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, said the delivery of the second consignment of the 40,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines would enable the state to continue inoculating its residents against the virus.

The commissioner said the consignment would be deployed in the 16 local government areas of the state to give those at the hinterlands to have access.

He noted that “52,960 doses of the vaccines earlier delivered to the state were duly utilised. We are committed to providing quality and accessible health-care for our people.

“The state would leave no stone unturned towards ensuring that people in the state are aptly vaccinated against COVID-19.

“I advise residents of the state to take advantage of the government gesture to get vaccinated, because getting immunised remained the most effective way to check the virus.

“I also appeal to the people to continue adhering to required public health and social measures outlined by the government to curtail the spread of the virus.

“It is still necessary and sacrosanct to wear facemask in public gatherings, maintain hand hygiene through proper hand washing, use of alcohol based sanitizers and social distancing even after receiving the vaccines.”