Lagos State has received doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
The vaccines arrived in the state on Tuesday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu confirmed.
He spoke at the 2021 International Women’s Day celebration organised by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
He assured the residents that the vaccines were kept in a safe place.
The Governor, on his official twitter handle @jidesanwoolu, further confirmed: “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 facemasks, washing and sanitising their hands and observing social distance.”