COVID-19 vaccines: A’Ibom govt takes delivery of 69, 030 doses



The Akwa Ibom Government says it taken delivery of 69,030 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the Federal Government.

The Commissioner for and , Mr Ini Ememobong, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday.

Ememobong said that the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Augustine Umoh, received the vaccines on behalf of the state government.

He said that the state’s cold chain facility was ready and conducive to preserve the vaccines.

“The state government this evening took delivery of 69,030 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from the Federal Government.

“The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Augustine Umoh, who received the vaccines on behalf of the state government, gave an assurance that the state’s cold chain facility was ready to preserve the vaccines.

He also gave an assurance that the vaccines were safe, saying that the frontline health care workers would the first to receive the vaccines.

The commissioner said that the order of and centres for further phases of administration would announced in due course. (NAN)