We May Start Administering Covid 19 Vaccine on Thursday 11th March 2021 – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the Lagos State government may possibly commence the administering of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.

Mr Sanwo-Olu said this on Wednesday when the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Nigeria, Walter Mulombo, paid him a courtesy visit at Lagos House, Ikeja.

He said the Federal Government had given the state a total of 507,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and that plans were in place to begin administering.

”We are truly grateful that they (Federal Government) can give us that number. We want a lot more.

“We have the Vaccine Steering Committee that we have put in place, which has both the private sector and public sector practitioners.

”They have designed a robust vaccine implementation strategy, and identified the various levels of our citizens and what order we are going to be administering the doses that we have.

”With all of that now and working with the Primary Health Board at the state level, we will start administering it, may be from tomorrow or as they planned.

”We have a robust process that shows we are ready and capable to administer those things in the days, weeks and months ahead.

”We need to explain to our citizens and help them see that indeed, the vaccine is needed, helpful and will help the level of resistance, especially the first-line health workers, those with underlining health issues and the senior citizens among us,” Sanwo-Olu said.

He said that COVID-19 came at a time the world did not have a clear understanding of the consequences but that Lagos State was able to respond early enough.

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