Kwara, Ondo, Benue receive COVID-19 vaccines

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Officials receive COVID-19 vaccines at Akure airport, Ondo State capital.

The distribution of doses of COVID-19 vaccines continues across the country as Kwara, Ondo, and Benue State took delivery of the vaccines on Tuesday evening.

The Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Primary Health Services, Nusirat Elelu took delivery of the vaccines on behalf of the state government. He assured that the front-line health workers and traditional rulers will be first considered in the administration of the vaccine.

Elelu while receiving the consignment at Ilorin international airport said this will ensure confidence in citizens to allow themselves to be vaccinated. She added that the State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, will also be vaccinated soon but the exact number of the vaccines received cannot be ascertained now until after sorting it out.

In Ondo State, the vaccines were brought in through the Akure Airport and received by officials of the Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Agency. The State Epidemiologist, Stephen Fagbemi said that the state Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu will flag off the distribution of the vaccines later on Wednesday.

In Benue State, 50,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines were received.

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