The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has received his first dose of the oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba, on Friday.
Also, his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, commissioners, senior government officials, and frontline health workers were vaccinated against coronavirus.
Speaking after receiving the vaccine, the governor said the vaccine is safe, denying claims that the vaccine had side effects after receiving it.
He noted that he felt no pain after receiving the vaccine, saying that the vaccine was brought in to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
Sanwo-Olu said the vaccine has been declared safe by the WHO, urging all Lagosians to take the vaccine as the vaccination exercise begins in Lagos.
He said, “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.”
The governor, however, commended health workers in the state, urging them to continue to do their best in saving lives.