The Lagos state government says it will resume administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on August 30 The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) quotes the Director of Public Affairs of the state Ministry of Health, Mr. Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, who said that the administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine would be maintained at the 88 vaccination sites used. during the first phase of the vaccination exercise.
The vaccination will be for 20 days, from August 30 to September 24, the NAN quoted Ogunbanwo in a statement He said that only people who had received the first injection of the vaccine during the first phase of the AstraZeneca vaccination exercise in the state were eligible for the exercise.
The director advised eligible individuals to submit their immunization cards between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at vaccination sites to get vaccinated “There is no need for electronic registration for this category of people.
He warned against mixing one brand of vaccine with another brand, saying it was not allowed “The Lagos state government is working with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to ensure that there is no confusion about which vaccines will be given to whom,” he said.
Ogunbanwo noted that the AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines are safe and effective against serious illness and death from COVID-19 variants, including the Delta variant He advised residents to receive all recommended doses of vaccine to improve protection against the virus.