The Oyo State Authorities on Wednesday joined different states throughout Nigeria to start the COVID-19 vaccination train.
The state flagged off the train in Ibadan with the primary consignment of 127,740 doses it obtained from the Federal Authorities.
Gov. Seyi Makinde was inoculated with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at precisely 12.20 pm.
In the course of the flag-off, Makinde mentioned the state had selected a sterility check of the vaccine as a precautionary measure to determine its security and efficacy.
“I’ve a really low tolerance for bodily ache, however when obligation calls, you need to do what you need to do.
“I get vaccinated at this time as a present of management and to let the individuals know that they must be protected.
“I ordered sterility checks as a result of once I requested questions in regards to the origin of the vaccine, I used to be knowledgeable that the batch that got here to the nation got here from India.
“It’s not that I don’t like India or I don’t consider of their merchandise, however I used to be frightened in regards to the storage and I wished to validate that the vaccines that we’ll give to the individuals of Oyo State have been accurately dealt with.
Oyo begins COVID-19 vaccination