The Kogi State Government on Monday evening finally received 16, 900 doses of the Oxford/AztraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after a great deal of back and forth and denials of the reality of the pandemic by the state Governor, Yahaya Bello.
The Executive Director of Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Abubakar Yakubu, led a team of officials of the agency and Kogi Ministry of Health to receive the vaccines at the National Programme on Immunisation Unit of the State Central Medical Store, Lokoja.
Yakubu, while speaking to journalists after receiving the vaccine, said that the most awaited COVID-19 vaccines arrived Kogi from Abuja at about 7:40 pm, saying the state was well prepared for it.
”We have about 16,900 doses of the vaccine, and by tomorrow Tuesday we hope to flag off the campaign in the Ministry of Health.
”The first-line of recipients of the vaccines are the health workers which will be demonstrated on Tuesday by 12 noon at the ministry.
”The vaccine administration will be followed by the frontline essential non-health workers like the police, military, NSCDC, Custom men among others,” Yakubu said