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COVID-19: Oyo Govt Begins Scale 3.0 Vaccination Campaign

The government of Oyo State has begun ‘Scale 3.0 Vaccination Campaign’ to protect residents against COVID- 19 pandemics.

This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the state Ministry of Information in Ibadan on Saturday after the event which was held on Friday at the Oyo State Primary Health Care Board, Ibadan. Dr Taiwo Ladipo, the Oyo State Commissioner for Health, said about 30 per cent of people in the state had been vaccinated.

He noted that the target was to ensure at least 70 per cent of people residing in the state got vaccinated with the fourth wave of covid-19 gradually sweeping across Nigeria.

The commissioner stated that more people needed to be vaccinated to be protected against the virus, which had resulted to sickness and death in the past.


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The Executive Secretary, Oyo State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Muideen Olatunji, said that the ‘Scale 3.0 COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign’ was to aggressively increase the vaccination process towards protecting lives as Nigeria experienced the fourth wave.

According to him, the state has in store various variants of the COVID-19 vaccines and they are safe as proven by many people that have taken the vaccine since 2020 who are still alive and healthy.

Also, Dr Philips Zorto, the World Health Organisation’s State Coordinator, decried poor response to health interventions by the people and therefore advised residents to get vaccinated and mobilise others for the exercise.

The Chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists, Oyo State branch, Mr Abiodun Gbadamosi, said that 24 pharmaceutical shops across the state had been integrated into the vaccination team to provide COVID-19 vaccination in the communities.

According to him, the pilot project involved Oyo State Primary Health Care Board, USAID Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services programme and Breakthrough Action Nigeria, to ensure more people gain access to the vaccine and stem hesitancy at the community level.