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COVID Vaccine Update: Lagos Shuts down Vaccination Center

COVID Vaccine Update: Lagos Shuts down Vaccination Center

COVID Vaccine Update: Lagos Shuts down Vaccination Center

  • The Lagos state government has shut down all COVID vaccination centers in the state

  • An end was put to the vaccination after 257, 756 people received the COVID vaccine in the state

  • The first phase of the vaccination began on March 12 and it was completed in 20 working days

The Lagos state government has shut down all COVID vaccination centers after the completion of the first phase.

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A total of 257,756 people received the COVID vaccine in the state during the first phase.

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA) ordered states to stop vaccination after administering half of the available doses.

This will give people who have already received the first dose a chance to receive a second dose and complete the vaccination.

Lagos began vaccination on March 12, 2021, after receiving its share of the vaccine from Abuja.

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi announced at the target of the state was to vaccinate at least 60% of the population.

Akin Abayomi

The second phase of the vaccination is expected to begin on the 28th of May, 2021, after an 8-12 weeks interval as instructed by the manufacturers.

Read also: Policeman Suffers Blood Clot After Receiving Pfizer COVID Vaccine

The state was allocated 507,000 doses of the 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine sent to Nigeria.

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