The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government of Lagos State has announced that it will vaccinate no fewer than 1.5 million dogs before the end of February.
The development was confirmed in a report by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, Naija News reports.
Speaking with the press during the inauguration exercise, vaccination campaign held at the palace of Oba Ayangburen of Ikorodu in the Ikorodu area of the state on Tuesday, February 16, Olusanya revealed the exercise will take place during the free anti-rabies vaccination campaign embarked upon to prevent deaths of animals in the state.
Olusanya charged residents to bring out their pets for the exercise, noting that the vaccines would be administered to them each free of charge.
“The exercise would take place in the five divisions of the state including Veterinary Clinic, beside LASPOTECH Second Gate, opposite Access Bank, Odogunyan, Ikorodu; Veterinary Centre, Epe Local Government Compound, Orita Marun Epe; Veterinary Clinic, opposite Bethel Church, Beside Alesh Hotel Ajah; and the Veterinary Clinic by Randle General Hospital, Benson Street, Surulere,” the commissioner revealed.
Others are the Veterinary Clinic at Aiyedoto Farms Settlement, Agric Road, Ojo; Veterinary Clinic on Beach Road, Opposite General Hospital, Badagry; and the Animal Hospital on Old Abeokuta Motor Road, beside LSADA’s Office, Opposite DSTV Office, Oko-Oba Agege.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Monday admitted that the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines carry a certain amount of risk.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, during a briefing by the presidential task force (PTF) on Monday.