Why I have not received COVID-19 vaccine -Sanwo-Olu


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has given reasons why he has not received doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

He gave the reason barely 48 hours after the vaccine arrived in Lagos, which has the highest cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The governor spoke during the virtual official unveiling of a tertiary health centre in Lekki, Lagos on Thursday.

He explained he has yet to take doses of the vaccine because of the rule that stated that health workers should take first.

Sanwo-Olu, who is the COVID-19 Incident Commander in Lagos, however, said he would receive doses of the vaccine on Friday.

Speaking on why he is yet to receive the shot of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Sanwo-Olu said, “I just want to follow the rules. The rules are that the health workers at the frontline should first take it.

“We are currently building two new general hospitals. We are building a children hospital. We are building an international research centre. All these are meant to complement what we have currently.

“We will also scale up a tertiary health centre, Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). We will be discussing with you in the next coming months what we want to turn LASUTH to. All of these are to make healthcare accessible and affordable.

“We are trying to stop medical tourism; people travelling several thousand kilometres to go and secure or get health treatment. With good facilities, we will bring down the total cost of health care and provide quality health care.”



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