Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said that only one percent of Lagos residents received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sanwo-Olu, while giving an update on the state of coronavirus pandemic in Lagos State, said he was working to improve access to the vaccines by residents.
According to him, one of the major ways of preventing the third wave of COVID-19 is the vaccination campaign.
”As of today, however, the percentage of residents of Lagos who have received two doses of the vaccine stands at a mere 1 percent,” he added.
”We recognise that this is not adequate, and given the imminent third wave, and our priority to reduce COVID-19 related deaths.
”We are exploring all avenues possible to ramp up access to vaccination, so as to reach our herd immunity target of at least 60 percent COVID-19 vaccination coverage of the population of Lagos State.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the second batch of vaccines will arrive in the state soon and the second phase of vaccinations will begin.