The Lagos State government has taken delivery of doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Federal Government.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Tuesday at an event held at Police College in Ikeja.
He however did not reveal the figure of vaccine doses delivered to the state.
The event was organised by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation to commemorate the 2021 International Women’s Day.
In his remarks, Governor Sanwo-Olu revealed that the state government received the vaccines at about 4am on Tuesday, noting that they have been kept in a safe place.
He assured the people of the state that the government would soon commence the vaccination exercise.
The governor stated that this would be carried out in line with the scheduled guidelines laid down by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
He, therefore, appealed to the residents to continue to keep to all the COVID-19 protocols such as wearing of facemasks, washing and sanitising their hands, as well as observing social distancing