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Lagos to commence COVID-19 vaccination

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed his administration’s willingness to partner with the World Health Organisation (WHO), on new areas for the well-being of the people.

Gov. Sanwo-Olu who said this in Alausa Ikeja while playing host to the Country Representative, World Health Organisation, Dr. Walter Mulombo, and members of his team, noted that the various Lagos State Health agencies are open to new partnership opportunities.

He told the WHO representative that the State had made elaborate arrangements for equitable and effective Administration of the first batch of  507,000 AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine allocated to it by the Federal Government and hinted that Lagos would begin administering the Covid vaccine to frontline health workers starting from tomorrow (11/3/21).

He said a steering committee, including members of the public and private sector, had been constituted to fine-tune arrangements about those to be vaccinated and expressed the possibility that he would be the first to be vaccinated.

“I am hoping that they would graciously administer mine because we also need to lead and explain to our citizens and let them see that indeed, the vaccine is needed and would help us develop a level of resistance especially for frontline health workers, those with underlying health issues and especially the senior citizens among us so that in the event they even contract the virus, there’s a higher possibility that they would get well”, he said.

Dr. Mulombo who noted that he had been vaccinated as well, reassured Lagos State Governor of the UN and WHO’s readiness for continued support to the state in its endeavours geared towards improving the lot of residents and urged  health workers not to shy away from taking the Covid-19 vaccine

He commended the Lagos State government for its proactive response to covid-19 and for its excellent efforts in making Nigeria polio-free. 

Omolara Omosanya

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