Cross River’s allocation not enough – Commissioner
The Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu, in an interview with one of our correspondents, said doses of COVID-19 vaccine allocated to the state would not be enough for its over 5,000 health workersShe,
“The sharing was done based on places considered to be hot spots. More concentration was on Lagos, Abuja and other hot spots in the country.“Cross River has very few cases.
However, the vaccine that would be sent is definitely not enough. It cannot even go round our health workers. We will be seeking more.”
It wasn’t discussed at govs’ forum – Benue commissioner
“If anything of such is going to happen, I know that it has to be discussed at Governors Forum and this has not happened. I just called the Commissioner for Health and he told me that nothing of such has happened.”
Oyo’s allocation inadequate, we will get additional vaccines – State govt
The Oyo State Government said vaccine doses allocated to the state by the Federal Government were not inadequate.
The state Governor, Seyi Makinde, said alternative provisions would be made for additional vaccines to be procured for the state.
The governor who spoke to one of our correspondents through his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, said,
“We don’t have vaccine yet in Nigeria so, the allocation was made on paper ahead of its availability in the country. The governor said this evening that the number that is projected to be given to Oyo is grossly inadequate and that the state is going to make alternative arrangements
.“The state would talk to alternative manufacturers of vaccines and make direct procurement where possible. With 1,800 vaccines, if a person is injected with two dozes, only 900 people would get. When you look at this in consideration of the population of Oyo State, what percentage would that be? That is why the state needs to open discussion with other manufacturers of certified vaccines.”