BY SEYIFUNMI LUMEKO
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat have on Friday taken their doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 COVAX vaccine.
Following their vaccination, some of the governor’s commissioners were also vaccinated the same day.
As soon as the governor, deputy and some commissioners were vaccinated on Friday, senior government officials and frontline health workers also got the gab of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 COVAX vaccine.
The opening ceremony took place at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba in the presence of the World Health Organisation, and other international health organisations’ officials.
Speaking at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Sanwo-Olu reiterated that the vaccine has no side effect on its recipients.
Sanwo-Olu’s words: ” I fell no pains after receiving the vaccine.
“I received the Oxford-AstraZeneca #COVID19 vaccine at the Infectious Diseases Hospital(IDH), Yaba.
“The vaccine has been declared safe by the WHO and I want to encourage everyone to take it as we begin vaccination in Lagos.
“To manage the process, we have set up a team of healthcare, distribution and security professionals.
“Vaccination will begin at 88 designated locations for Phase 1 which consists of medical workers, police, military, laboratory, port health, judiciary and rapid response teams.
“Over the next couple of days, we will be vaccinating our frontline health workers at 3 centres to ensure we are protecting our selfless and hardworking frontline heroes.”