Kwara state has taken delivery of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the Federal Government.
The Executive Secretary of the Kwara state primary health care services, Dr Nusirat Elelu received the consignment Tuesday evening on behalf of the state government at the Ilorin international Airport, Ilorin.
She disclosed that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is expected to flag off the vaccination while frontline workers will be given priority during the vaccination.
“We are certainly very excited to receive these vaccines for Kwara. This is a very historic day in the history of not just Kwara but the whole of the country.
“This signifies that there is light at the end of the tunne.
“COVID-19 has ravaged the whole world in the last one year and I know that those that have lost loved ones or are down with COVID-19 or just recovered from COVID-19 will know that this is certainly a historic day for us.
“We expect our people to come out and get themselves protected (once the schedules have been released) because the vaccines have been proved to be effective against this infectious disease.
”This is an opportunity to protect our people against the deadly disease,” she said.