Governor Makinde to Buy COVID-19 Vaccine for Oyo Directly from Manufacturer

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde said the State Government has opened discussions with Astra Zeneca, manufacturing Company of COVID-19 vaccine, to get a sufficient supply for residents of the State.

While speaking during a media briefing held on Wednesday 13th January 2021,  at the Government House, Ibadan, Makinde said he hopes to get as many COVID-19 Vaccines as possible for Oyo State residents, as the State decides to go directly, considering that the 1800 vaccines meant for Oyo State from the 100,000 vaccines procured by Federal Government will be inadequate.

He added that the State is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Firm to use its oxygen facility in taking care of COVID-19 Patients. He also said the state had conducted 34,000 COVID-19 tests with 14,000 tests done from December till Date.

Nigeria hopes to kick-off its vaccination campaign against Coronavirus by the end of January 2021 with the supply of 100,000 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be focused on frontline workers.

Story: Osen Attah

Pictures: Aljazeera.com, PM News and The Guardian

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