announcing that it has crossed the 10,000 milestone in the first week
of the rollout of the state’s Covid-19 Vaccination campaign.
Governor Kayode Fayemi flagged off the exercise on Wednesday, March
10th, 2021 during the State Executive Council meeting, after which the
Ekiti State Ministry of Health and Human Services, rolled out the mass
campaign last week at vaccination sites across the 16 local government
areas (LGAs) of the state.
It is now reported that the state’s medical officials have
administered 10,354 first doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines.
The breakdown of the statistics shows that 2,547 persons were
vaccinated in Ado LGA, 363 in Efon LGA, 604 in Ekiti East LGA, 763
Ekiti South-West LGA, 746 in Ekiti West LGA, 307 in Emure LGA, 450 in
Gbonyin LGA, 1056 in Ido/Osi LGA, 414 in Ijero LGA, 523 in Ikere LGA,
578 in Ikole LGA, 265 in Ilejemeje LGA, 650 in Irepodun/Ifelodun LGA,
362 in Ise/Orun LGA, 270 in Moba LGA, 456 in Oye LGA.
“This milestone reached in a short time shows that the vaccine has
been well received by members of the public. A large and growing
number of people have also indicated interest in taking the vaccine.
We are building on this momentum by strengthening the capacity of our
health systems to provide more coverage and protect our people against
the Covid-19 virus,” says the state’s Commissioner for Health and
Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani.
The Honourable Commissioner also reported that the vaccines have been
well tolerated by all the recipients, with only one person requiring
“The vaccination campaign is designed in phases to ensure equitable
access across the entire state, while prioritizing our frontline
health workers. Currently, 4,701 health workers and 4,015 other
frontline staff have been vaccinated.
“Ekiti continues to lead as a model sub-national government with
integrated and holistic responses to tackle COVID-19 and cushion its
economic impact on the people”, Filani noted.
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