COVID-19 Vaccine: Ekiti takes delivery of additional 40,000 doses

COVID-19 Vaccine: Ekiti takes delivery of additional 40,000 doses

The Ekiti State Government has taken delivery of another batch of AstraZeneca Vaccines from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

The State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, in a statement, said that 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 dreaded virus.

Noting that 52,960 doses of the vaccines earlier delivered to the State were duly utilized, Filani reiterated the commitment of the State Government to the provision of quality and accessible health-care, adding that the State would leave no stone unturned towards ensuring that people in the State are aptly vaccinated.

He advised residents of the state to take advantage of Government’s gesture to get vaccinated; stressing that getting immunized remained the most effective way to check the virus.

He also appealed to people in the State to continue adhering to required public health and social measures outlined by government to curtail the spread of the virus.

The Commissioner stressed that it remained sacrosanct to wear face mask in public gatherings, maintain hand hygiene through proper hand washing, use of alcohol-based sanitizers and social distancing even after receiving the vaccines.