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Covid-19 vaccine: Lagos targets 60% roll out as state engages Pfizer, other vaccine developers

admin | January 25, 2021

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed the State Government’s plan on Coronavirus vaccine rollout and the effort to bolster mass vaccination of residents in the State.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed, he is aiming to achieve 60 per cent vaccine rollout when the vaccination programme commences in the coming weeks, stressing that the figure would help check rate of transmission and build the resilience of the State against the ravaging virus.

The Governor spoke on “Sunday Politics”, a live television programme anchored by Channels TV’s Kayode Okikiolu. He also spoke on activities of his Government since inception and other germane issues around development of Lagos.

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Sanwo-Olu said the State Government did not have the plan to make the Covid-19 vaccine available to all residents, as the State may not have the resources to do that; he said critical segments in the State population would be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity against the pandemic.

Aside the vaccine arrangement being made by the Federal Government for States, the Governor said Lagos, which is the epicentre of Covid-19 infection, had activated plans to augment the vaccine that would be delivered to the State.

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