Lagos State Government has received its quota of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday.
This was disclosed by the state’s Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday at the 2021 International Women’s Day celebration organised by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
According to the governor, the state government received the vaccines at 4 a.m. on Tuesday (today).
He said, “The State government will soon commence the vaccinations in line with the scheduled guidelines laid down by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
“Lagosians should continue to keep to all the COVID-19 protocols like wearing of facemasks, washing and sanitising their hands and observing social distance.”
I am happy to announce that we have received the allocated doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Lagos state from the Federal Government provided by COVAX, in an unprecedented global effort to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) March 9, 2021
What you should know
- Nigeria took delivery of about four million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines as part of an overall 16 million doses planned to be delivered to the country in batches over the next few months, according to Nairametrics
- Federal Government through different agencies had earlier hinted that 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India were expected to arrive today, March 2, 2021.
- Present at the airport to receive the vaccines are; the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, the DG of the NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Minister for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and the DG of the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.