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COVID-19 vaccines: Akeredolu takes first dose, flags-off vaccination in Ondo

  Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, assuring the people of the state th...

 


Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, assuring the people of the state that was safe to do so.

 

He said the state received a total of 73,570 doses of the vaccines from the Federal Government on Tuesday.

 

The Governor took the first dose alongside his Deputy, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa at the Cocoa Conference Center, Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure.

 

“In phase two, the recipients will be older adults aged 50 years and above; those with co-morbidities aged 18-49 years

 

“Phase three will be those in Local Government Areas with high disease burden who missed Phases 1 & 2 while the Phase four will other eligible population as vaccines become more available.”

 

He assured the people of the state that the Ondo State Cold-Chain is fully functional and ready to receive and properly store the COVD-19 vaccines.

 

“Furthermore, to be able to partake of the COVID-19 vaccination, an e-registration link has been created for eligible Nigerians to register. You will be able to put in your details and choose a convenient place and time where you wish to be vaccinated

 

“I use this opportunity to implore Ondo State citizens to shun the unfounded rumours about the COVID-19 vaccine. Let me assure you that the vaccines have been tested and certified safe for use by reputable international organizations and NAFDAC.

 

“While it is true that you are not 100% prevented from getting infected after vaccination, you are less likely to get seriously sick or die from the infection if you get it and also less likely to infect other people.” Governor Akeredolu said.

 

The Governor charged all local government chairmen, traditional rulers, religious leaders and health workers to step up intensive sensitisation activities for the good people of the state to register and get themselves vaccinated.

 

Akeredolu said since the outbreak of the pandemic, his administration has continuously been seeking ways to combat the debilitating effects of the ravaging virus.