The Osun State Government has received its first consignment of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 COVAX vaccines, 64, 240 doses, provided by the Federal Government to tackle the coronavirus transmission and flatten the curve across the state.
After receiving the vaccines, the vaccines have been transferred to the State cold chain facilities for safe storage and inventory management.
Receipt of the vaccine was confirmed through a statement released by the spokesman for Secretary to the State Government (SSG) office, Jelili Tiamiyu, on Tuesday.
Tiamiyu disclosed that the vaccine for the state was brought alongside that of two other states, Ondo and Ekiti and that the vaccine for Osun arrived through Akure Airport at about 7:11pm.
According to him, Osun Primary Health Care Development Board chairman, Leke Ogunsola, received the vaccines on behalf of state government at the airport.
He added that Ogunsola was accompanied to receive the vaccine Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, Special Adviser to Osun State Governor on Public Health, Dr. Siji Olamijulo from the apex government representatives.
To further preserve the vaccines, Tiamiyu added state government has made available a central cooling facility and that it would be complemented by the solar-powered refrigerators already provided at local governments vaccine storage in the state.