Lagos State Govt Shuts Down All COVID-19 Vaccination Centres

LAGOS APRIL 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-The Lagos State government on Thursday has shut down all COVID-19 vaccination centres across the State.

This was because the state officially ended the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination campaign with 257, 756 persons vaccinated.

The government took the decision after the directive of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, directing states to stop vaccination after administering half of the doses given to them so that the second dose for already vaccinated individuals will begin.

The first phase of the vaccination started in Lagos , March 12, 2021 and it took an average of 20 days.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi in a statement on Thursday stated that this phase of vaccination would help at least 1 percent of Lagosians take the full complement of doses required to enable the protection the vaccine gives.

Abayomi stated that the exercise ended on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, and consequently, the government has closed its entire vaccination centres.

Abayomi said: “Lagos State inoculated 257,756 persons, as of 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.”

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