Kogi State Government on Monday night eventually took delivery of about 16, 900 doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine which will be rolled out in the state on Tuesday.
The Executive Director of Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Abubakar Yakubu, led a team of officials from the agency and the state Ministry of Health to receive the vaccines at the National Programme on Immunization Unit of the State Central Medical Store, Lokoja.
Speaking to journalosts shortly after taken delivery of the vaccines, Yakubu said the most awaited Covid-19 vaccines arrived Kogi from Abuja at about 7:40 pm, saying the state was well prepared for it.
He said about 16,900 doses of the vaccine have been collected and by Tuesday (today), vaccination campaign will commence in the Ministry of Health.
Abubakar said firstline of recipients of the vaccines are the health workers which will be demonstrated on Tuesday by 12 noon at the ministry.
The vaccine administration will be followed by the frontline essential non health workers like the police, military, NSCDC, Customs personnel among others.
He said the state was initially expecting about 45, 000 doses of the vaccines which accounted for one per cent of the total population of Kogi State, but was surprised to be supplied with 16,900 doses.
Bilikisu Adagiri, the State Cold Chain Officer, said the state was fully prepared for the administration of the vaccines to people above 18 years.