Covid 19: 182, 614 vaccinated in Oyo – official
Ojo Peter, Ibadan
A total of 182,614 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 across the 33 local government areas of Oyo State, official said.
The State Immunization Officer, Mrs. Oloruntosin Bolarinwa, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Oyo town during an advocacy meeting with traditional leaders and Chieftaincy administrators.
The advocacy meeting, held at the Plaza De Haruna hall, was organized by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, in conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF.
According to Bolarinwa, during the first phase that started on March 24, 2021 and ended on July 10, 2021, “We vaccinated a total of 163, 344 people, in which100,230 people received first dose while 63,114 people got the second dose.
“For the ongoing second phase which started on August 23, we are using Astrazeneca and Moderna.
“So far, 7,740 people have received first dose of Astrazeneca, and 11, 530 people got the second dose.”
Speaking on the Moderna vaccine, Bolarinwa said that almost 33,000 people have been vaccinated for the first dose while the second dose vaccination will begin soon.
The Immunisation officer who explained that the report given was up to September 13, declared that the
state did not record any serious adverse effect on those that took the jab.
She implored the traditional rulers to use their respective positions as the fathers of all to prevail on their subjects to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and enjoined the general public to take the first and second shot of the vaccine in order to protected themselves and their community and be an encouragement to others so that everyone of would be vaccinated.