The Edo State Government says it has received doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Federal Government.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday titled, ‘Edo receives doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, plans local rollout’.
In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, said doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in the custody of the state government are for deployment across the state.
Ogie noted that the state is preparing a localised distribution mechanism for the rollout of the vaccines in line with the national plan.
He said, “The Edo State Government is in the custody of doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received from the Federal Government for distribution in the state.
“We are preparing a local distribution network for rolling out the vaccines in line with the national plan.”
Nigeria had on Tuesday received nearly four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.