COVID-19: Eti-Osa LGA leads vaccination, as 46,369 persons receive vaccine in Lagos

The Lagos State for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 46,369 persons have been vaccinated in the state as at March 19, with  Eti-Osa Local Government Area leads with the highest number persons vaccinated. 

Abayomi made this known verified Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Monday while giving the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination update for March 19.

said that 23,232 males and 23,137 females had been vaccinated across the 20 local government areas in the state. 

According him, the local government areas with the highest numbers people vaccinated were Eti-Osa with 4,770; Ikeja  has 4,262, Lagos Mainland has 4,191, Alimosho with 3,818 and Kosofe has 3,513. 

Inversely, said that the local government areas with the least number persons vaccinated include  Ibeju- Lekki with 852; Badagry has 1,073, Agege has 1,086,  Amuwo-Odofin has 1, 230 and Apapa with 1,289 persons.

The said that 13,563 persons were vaccinated on March 19, comprising 6,720 males and  6,843 females.

Earlier, Abayomi had reassured residents on safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, while asserting that the state government would ensure that residents get vaccinated.

added that contrary claims, none of the 46,369 people who had received the vaccine in the state had developed a blood clot.

The News Agency of Nigeria () reports that the state started its COVID-19 vaccination exercise on March 15 in 88 health facilities, including military and police hospitals, which have been selected provide vaccination across the 20 local government areas.

It officially flagged off the roll-out, distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 12, at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba.

. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; the state for Health, some frontline healthcare , other frontline , were vaccinated on March 12. ()