Lagos governor decries misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

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By Henry Okonkwo

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has decried rumours, misinformation, and conspiracy theories against the intake of COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria.

Governor Sanwo-Olu stated in a statement released at the South-West Edition of Town Hall Meeting on COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria on Friday.

The meeting was hosted by the Lagos State Government and facilitated by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

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The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Jaji, stated that the rumours and negative stories on the COVID-19 vaccine have affected its campaign and reduced the uptake of the vaccine in the country.

He said, “Uncensored and unmonitored social media content is also helping to amplify these conspiracy theories and misinformation.

“These myths and rumours need to be aggressively dispelled in order not to jeopardise the efforts of all stakeholders, and to ensure the protection of the health and wellbeing of our citizens.”

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