The Edo State Government, at the weekend, received additional 40,000 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines to further strengthen the government’s efforts at protecting more citizens against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Executive Secretary of Edo State Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr. Julie Erhabor, disclosed this to journalists at the Benin Airport, when she lead the state’s COVID-19 team to recieve the vaccines from the federal government.

Erhabor said on the 20th of August 2021, the state received 11,696 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines and has now taken delivery of additional 40,000 doses to cater for more people.

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According to her, “We just received 40,000 more doses of Astrazeneca vaccines. We got additional doses today, and hopefully before the end of this month, we should be able to exhaust these 40,000 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines that we received from Abuja.”

Reassuring the government’s commitment to containing the pandemic through the vaccination of more Edo citizens, the health expert said the government has intensified the second phase vaccination exercise across all communities in the state to enable it achieve herd immunity against the virus.