The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and some commissioners were vaccinated against coronavirus on Friday.
They got doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 COVAX vaccine imported into on March 2.
Also, senior government officials and frontline health workers got the vaccine at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba in the presence of the World Health Organisation, and other international health organisations’ officials.
Sanwo-Olu debunked claims that the vaccine had side effects after receiving doses of it.
He said the vaccine is safe, stressing that it was brought in to prevent COVID-19 from having an adverse effect on the state.
The governor, who commended health workers in the state, said he felt no pains after receiving the vaccine.
He said, “I received the Oxford-AstraZeneca #COVID19 vaccine at the Infectious Diseases Hospital(IDH), Yaba.
“The vaccine has been declared safe by the WHO and I want to encourage everyone to take it as we begin vaccination in Lagos.
“To manage the process, we have set up a team of healthcare, distribution and security professionals.
“Vaccination will begin at 88 designated locations for Phase 1 which consists of medical workers, police, military, laboratory, port health, judiciary and rapid response teams.
“Over the next couple of days, we will be vaccinating our frontline health workers at 3 centres to ensure we are protecting our selfless and hardworking frontline heroes.”