The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki will, on Monday, March 15, 2021, take the COVID-19 vaccine, to flag off the roll out of the state’s vaccination exercise.
The state received its allotment of the vaccines on Wednesday night from the Federal Government as the state government intensifies efforts to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
The Health Educator, Edo State Primary Healthcare Development Board, Mrs. Irene Uabor said that the state received 81,080 vaccines, meant for about 40,000 persons in the state.
According to her, “The state has taken delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine and will commence vaccination from the 15th March, 2021. Governor Godwin Obaseki and his wife, Betsy will receive their first jab on that day, as well as the deputy governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu and wife. The Chief Judge of the state, Chief Justice Esther Edigin and her husband are also in line to take the vaccine.”
She noted that about 22 persons are billed to take the vaccine, after which frontline workers, especially those working in isolation and treatment centres, will get their shots.
“The plan for roll out is that the health workers in the state would be prioritised. Those working in isolation centres at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital will get the vaccine because of their exposure to the virus,” she added.