Vaccine Expired On July 9, We Have Exhausted Our Allocation – Ogun State

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, in an interview with Punch correspondents, said the state had exhausted the vaccine doses allocated to it by the Federal Government.

Coker said the state got additional 10,000 vaccines and had also consumed them. Coker disclosed that July 9 was the expiry date of the vaccine the state received.

She said, “The expiry date was  9th of July. We have consumed all vaccine doses allocated to the state and the additional of 10,000 doses.

“The Federal Government policy is that all vaccines will be procured centrally and distributed to states. So along with all other states, we await the next batch of vaccines from the NCDC.”

The commissioner also raised the alarm that some mothers in the state were giving their children hand sanitisers to drink to protect them against contracting Coronavirus.

She debunked the myth that drinking hand sanitiser can prevent the spread of the virus and warned them to desist from engaging in such acts, saying: “There are mothers that are actually giving their children sanitisers to drink. There is no evidence that giving sanitisers to children will prevent COVID-19. So, we encourage such people to cease doing this,” the commissioner said.