3.42% of Targeted Lagos Population Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19, Says Commissioner



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Prof. Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, Lagos State


The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that only 3.42 per cent of the targeted population have been fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus pandemic in the state. 

Abayomi disclosed this on his official Twitter account on Saturday while giving the state’s vaccination update.

He also noted that 2,195,779 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Lagos as of January 12.

According to him, 1,026,144 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were administered as the first dose, while 569,920 of the vaccine were administered as the second dose.

Abayomi said that 335,404 Moderna vaccines were administered as the first dose, while 249,699 were administered for the second dose.

The commissioner added that 5,664 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were given as the first dose, and 8,948 were administered as the second dose.

On the booster dose, Abayomi said that 25,145 Pfizer doses and 388 doses of the Moderna vaccine had been administered.

The commissioner noted that 3.42 per cent of the targeted population had received two doses of the vaccines.

He said that 13,895,199 doses of vaccines need to be administered for the state to achieve its herd immunity target.

Abayomi noted that vaccines were safe and effective protection against COVID-19 infection, advising the public to get vaccinated.

Also, the World Health Organisation said that the majority of people admitted to hospitals around the world were unvaccinated.

The health agency noted that protecting those most at risk helps to protect health systems and health workers, which are again under increased strain due to the Omicron variant.

WHO said that everyone must do their part to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.



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