Lagos State Suspends Covid-19 Vaccination Till May

The Lagos State government has shut down all its COVID-19 vaccination centers on conclusion of the first phase of inoculation.

Commissioner for Health for the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 while also reporting that 257,756 people have been vaccinated in the state.⁣

Abayomi said the remaining doses of the total 507,000 received by Lagos have been reserved at the state’s Cold Chain Store for the second dose exercise.⁣

The government decided to follow the directive of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, instructing States to stop vaccination after administering half of the doses issued to them to allow the second dose to be administered to already vaccinated individuals due to commence from May 28.

The first phase of the vaccination began in Lagos on March 12, 2021, took an average of 20 days.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi in a statement said this phase of vaccination would ensure that at least, 1 percent of Lagos residents take the full complement of doses required to enable the protection the vaccine promises.

Patsy Nwogu

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