The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and some of the commissioners have received a jab of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 COVAX vaccines aimed at assisting the state to flatten the virus curve across the state.
Also receiving the vaccines, after the governor and other senior government officials, were frontline health workers treating residents that have contracted the COVID-19 virus across the state.
Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat, and other recipients got a shot of the vaccine on Friday at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba, and was witnessed by World Health Organisation (WHO), and other international health organizations representatives.
The roll-out came barely three days after the first consignment of 507,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 COVAX vaccines provided by the Federal Government were received by the state government and were transferred to state cold chain facilities for safe storage and inventory management.
After receiving the vaccine, Sanwo-Olu, while addressing the newsmen, debunked claims that the vaccine had side-effect and was not safe, stressing that the vaccine was brought in to prevent the virus from having an adverse effect on the state.
The governor, who was the second person to receive the vaccine, added that he did not feel any pains, just as he commended health workers for their efforts to keep the state safe from the virus.
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