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COVID 19: Lagos to Begin Mass Vaccination

COVID 19: Lagos to Begin Mass Vaccination

  • Lagos state is set to begin a statewide COVID 19 vaccination campaign aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus
  • The target of this campaign is to ensure that at least 4 million out of the state’s population are vaccinated by December 25
  • The governor of the state Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the vaccination campaign on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, disclosing that it had kicked off

Lagos state government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has launched a statewide COVID 19 vaccination campaign, aimed at curtailing the spread of the deadly virus.

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Sanwo-Olu announced the commencement of the campaign during the flag-off ceremony on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 and it is expected to run till Saturday, December 25, 2021.

According to the governor of the state, the campaign will ensure that at least 4 million residents of the state are vaccinated before the end of the year.

The initiation of the campaign was spurred by the state’s need to achieve herd immunity  against the pandemic and to remove opportunities of the virus spread in Lagos state.

The entire campaign is a part of the government’s promised to vaccinate 30 per cent of the Lagos population within the next one year.

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The governor disclosed that while the administration of the vaccine remains free in public hospitals across the state, those who chose to receive their vaccine from approved private facilities will incur a cost.

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To achieve the government’s target, mass vaccination sites will reportedly be set across areas with high traffic in the state. Vaccination mobile vans will also be deployed across the state to reach individuals in areas with limited access to health facilities.Nigeria begins second phase of COVID-19 vaccination today | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News — Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

At the time of these report, 1.2 million individuals have been vaccinated in Lagos with either the AstraZeneca vaccine or Moderna, according to the Nation Primary Health Care Development Agency.

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