Lagos To Begin Phase Two COVID-19 Vaccination On August 25
He said this in a Facebook post on Monday while encouraging residents to take the vaccine, saying that more people are being killed by the virus.
Part of the post reads;
Earlier today, I presented an update on the rising level of Covid-19 infections in Lagos State. It is important that residents know the unpalatable epidemiology of the Coronavirus pandemic. This third wave has presented some challenges and I can confirm a record of 135 fatalities already which highlights the havoc being caused by the deadly strain of the virus spreading in the country.
The current level of fatalities makes it necessary for us to take vaccinations very seriously. We have received a little above 300,000 doses of Moderna vaccine to boost herd immunity in Lagos and we will roll it out from Wednesday next week across 150 centres.
We are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and Lagos has remained the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria. As of August 21, 2021, 4,387 positive cases are currently being managed actively in-community.
Over the course of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, about 5,551 patients have been admitted into our various COVID-19 care centres in Lagos, with 506 registered fatalities. Of these deaths, 135 have happened in this current third wave.
I commiserate with all residents who have lost loved ones to the pandemic. We share in your pain and grief. As a society, it is important that we redouble our efforts to defeat this devastating pandemic.
Get vaccinated. Take the jab. It is for your good and our collective good. Good health is a harbinger of many other good things and we must ensure we remain safe and healthy.