The Lagos State Authorities says it’s going to resume the administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on August 30.
Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, a spokesman within the state Ministry of Well being, stated this in an announcement on Sunday in Lagos.
Mr Ogunbanwo stated that administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine could be held throughout the 88 vaccination websites used in the course of the first section of the vaccination train.
In response to him, the vaccination will likely be for 20 days, from August 30 to September 24.
He stated that solely individuals who had obtained the primary jab of the vaccine in the course of the first section of the AstraZeneca vaccination train within the state have been eligible for the train.
The director suggested eligible individuals to current their vaccination playing cards between 9:00 a.m. to three:00 p.m. on the vaccination websites to get vaccinated.
“There isn’t a want for e-registration for this class of individuals,” he stated.
He warned towards mixing one model of vaccine with one other model, saying it was not allowed.
“The Lagos State Authorities is working with the Nationwide Main Well being Care Improvement Company (NPHCDA), to make sure that there isn’t a confusion on which vaccines will likely be given to whom,” he stated.
Mr Ogunbanwo famous that the AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines are secure and efficient towards extreme sickness and demise from COVID-19 variants together with the Delta variant.
He suggested residents to get all really useful vaccine doses to reinforce safety towards the virus.
Nigeria lately obtained doses of vaccines for the second spherical of mass inoculation nationwide.
Among the many vaccines obtainable in Nigeria are Astrazeneca, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson.
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