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FG Has Shut Down All Coronavirus Vaccination Centres – Akin Abayomi

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More than 257,756 persons have been vaccinated in Lagos State, Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi has said.

He recently revealed this in a statement to give highlights on the conclusion of the first half, phase one of the COVID vaccination exercise.

According to him, the conclusion of the first phase, which took an average of 20 days, and they have now followed the Federal Government’s directive to stop vaccination once half of the consignment has been administered so that those who received the first dose will have an opportunity for the second dose.

He added that the exercise lapsed on Tuesday 13th April 2021, and consequently, the government has shut down all its vaccination centres.

His words, “The conclusion of the first phase, which took an average of 20 days, followed the Federal Government’s directive to stop vaccination once half of the consignment has been administered so that those who received the first dose will have an opportunity for the second dose.”

“This will ensure that at least 1% of Lagos residents receive the full complement of doses required to enable the protection the vaccine promises. The target to achieve effective herd immunity is vaccination of at least 60 per cent of the Lagos State population.”

“The exercise lapsed on Tuesday 13th April 2021. Consequently, the Government has shut down all its vaccination centres.”

“Lagos State inoculated 257,756 persons, as of the 15th of April 2021, consisting of health workers, frontline workers including; security agents, ports of entry staff, Judiciary, petrol station workers, contingency workers and strategic leaders.”

“The Government went a step further to vaccinate willing pensioners, people aged 70 and above, teachers and journalists during the same period. Lagos is the only state that has inoculated more than 200,000 residents during this period.”

“There is no need for citizens who have received the first dose to pre-register before going to the health facility for the second dose because their already captured details will only be updated with additional information after vaccination.”

“The vaccines are due to expire on July 9, 2021. Our monitoring and evaluation quality assurance activity indicate that our cold chain distribution logistics has been maintained ensuring the integrity of the vaccines.”


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