The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Kadri Hamzat have received the AstraZeneca Covid vaccines.
They were both jabbed, on Friday, at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Lagos Mainland around 3.00pm.
After taking the vaccine, Sanwo-Olu stated that he just received the vaccine and that it was not painful at all.
He said, “I just took it, I feel nothing, they have started to administer it to lots of our health workers, they have been gracious to allow me to come in to take mine.”
The Lagos State Governor lauded the health workers for doing a great job in curtailing the spread of the virus.
He stated, “We will continue to support our health workers. Let us refrain from information that we know nothing about, my expectation is that we will be out of this soon. This is my certificate.”
Initially, Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed that the vaccines would be dispersed according to Centres.
He declared that the vaccination would be distributed in four phases; with phase one including all frontline health workers, among others.
Abayomi further said that 88 sites had been reserved for the vaccination, which would start for others on Monday.
He stated that the second dose of the vaccine would be taken 12 weeks after the first dose.
Abayomi cautioned that being inoculated is not an assurance that one could not contract the virus again.
Nevertheless, Abayomi was the first person to receive the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, even before the Governor.