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COVID-19: Edo State confirms receipt of vaccines from Federal Government

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The Edo State government has announced  it received its share of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from the Federal Government.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie on Wednesday.

The statement titled, ‘Edo receives doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, plans local rollout’ said the state is already working on sharing the vaccine to its people in line with the national plan.

He wrote, “The Edo State Government is in the custody of doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received from the Federal Government for distribution in the state.

“We are preparing a local distribution network for rolling out the vaccines in line with the national plan.”

On Tuesday, Nigeria received nearly four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.

The COVAX shipped 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, arrived from Mumbai to Abuja around 11.30 am.

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