Lagos Gets AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the receipt of allocated doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for the state from the federal government.

The obviously elated Lagos State Governor took to his official Twitter handle, @jidesanwoolu to make the announcement on Tuesday evening.

Mr. Sanwo-Olu said Lagos state will soon begin vaccinations in line with the scheduled guidelines laid down by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

The Lagos state governor encouraged residents to continue to keep to all the COVID-19 protocols like wearing of face masks, washing and sanitising their hands and observing social distance

@jidesanwoolu wrote: “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.

“The state government will soon begin vaccinations in line with the scheduled guidelines laid down by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

“I want to encourage our residents to continue to keep to all the COVID-19 protocols like wearing of face masks, washing and sanitising their hands and observing social distance.”

The Federal Ministry of Health on February 27, 2020 confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State.

The confirmed case was an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on February 25, 2020.

This was to become the very index case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020. He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Since then, Lagos State continued to record and to report higher cases of the covid-19 pandemic.
Information obtained from the official website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC https://covid19ncdc.gov.ng on Tuesday revealed that Lagos had 55,577 laboratory confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic.

Number of cases on admission, 1,133 with 55,026 discharged patients while 416 others died. Lagos state is followed by the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), with a distant 19,373 cases.

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