The Oasis Reporters
September 19, 2021
Edo State at the weekend received 50,000 additional doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines from the federal government, to boost the state’s efforts at vaccinating more citizens to protect them from COVID-19.
Early last week, in representing Edo state state governor, Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Philip Shaibu had called on scientists to go into mass production of vaccines locally.
The vaccines were received by the Executive Secretary, Edo State Primary Health Care Development Agency (EDSPHCDA), Dr. Mrs. Erhabor Julie, at the Benin Airport.
Speaking to journalists shortly after receiving the vaccines, Erhabor charged citizens to avail themselves the opportunity of the availability of the vaccines to get inoculated against the virus.
According to her, “l am calling on all those who have not been inoculated to come and take the vaccines. Edo does not have any problem with the supply of vaccines. There is the need for people to come out and take the vaccines to get protection against the virus.”
Reassuring the government’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of Edo citizens, the Executive Secretary noted that the vaccines are free, safe and effective.
Among the delegation that received the vaccines at the airport were officials of the National Agency for Food Drug and Administration Control (NAFDAC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).