Why Lagos prioritised Journalists, Police in free COVID-19 Vaccination


The Government of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, has listed journalists, Policemen, and other frontline workers for Coronavirus free vaccination.

Lagos is the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria and the vaccination, which begins in the state in earnest is a part of measure to break the community transmission chain of the virus across the state.

Others expected to get free Astra Zeneca COVID-19 COVAX vaccines were military officers, judicial workers, port health workers, and rapid response teams in Lagos.

Confirming the list on Friday, Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said that the list was approved by the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to protect the identified workers from contracting the virus.

Abayomi added that 88 designated locations have been approved for Phase 1 of the exercise which consists of medical workers, police, military, laboratory, port health, judiciary, and rapid response teams.

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