Residents of Ifako-Ijaiye and Agege, Lagos got here out in giant numbers on Monday for the COVID-19 vaccination train on the Ifako-Ijaiye Basic Hospital.
The overall hospital is likely one of the designated vaccination websites in Lagos and residents of the realm got here out en mass to obtain the Oxford/Astrazeneca and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines respectively.
Recall that the Lagos State Authorities had on Sunday stated it would resume the administration of second doses of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, on Monday (in the present day) to individuals who’ve acquired the primary dose of the vaccine throughout the first section of the vaccination train within the state.
The state additionally commenced the administration of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on the designated 183 vaccination websites final Wednesday, August 25, after receiving its allocation of 299,992 doses of the vaccine.
Lagos state has the very best turnout for each the AstraZeneca and the Moderna vaccines.
The newest statistics by the Nationwide Major Well being Care Improvement Company present that 41,372 residents have acquired the primary dose of the Moderna vaccine.
Whereas, 404,414 residents acquired the AstraZeneca vaccine on the finish of July 10, 2021.
Our correspondent who visited the Ifako-Ijaiye Basic Hospital noticed that residents got here out en masse and two spots had been allotted for the vaccination on the centre.
A vaccinee who spoke with our correspondent stated the variety of folks ready to be vaccinated is proof of the vaccination success regardless of situations of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst some residents.
“At first, I believed folks gained’t be many however I’m shocked that many individuals got here for it. It even boosted my confidence within the vaccine.
“I’ll register my father for the vaccine (Moderna) on-line and be sure that he comes right here for the jab,” the 25-year-old pupil, Moses Adebiyi stated.
PUNCH HealthWise noticed that some folks scheduled for the morning session had been nonetheless ready to be vaccinated as at 12: 07 pm whereas these scheduled for the afternoon session had been seated for his or her flip.
One other one that was ready to be vaccinated stated he was wanting to get his vaccine towards the virus.
“I hear the information and I see how folks die particularly on account of the Delta variant and I want nobody to inform me that I have to be protected.
“Nobody needs to die, I need to take the vaccine, and they’re quick right here,” Seun Abeeb stated.
Additionally, after a gradual begin on the Sango-Agege Major Well being Centre, the quantity of people that confirmed up for the vaccination grew over time.
A vaccinee who had taken the primary dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine stated he was prompted to come back for her second dose after receiving a textual content message on Sunday night.
“I’m unsure who despatched the message however it’s positively these in control of the vaccination as a result of I ought to have taken my second dose since however I’ve been busy.
“However in the present day, I made up my thoughts to come back for the vaccine; it’s vital as I may have it when travelling in another country,” the girl stated on situation of anonymity.
The state authorities stated the administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine shall be held throughout 88 vaccination websites used throughout the first section of the vaccination train for 20 days; between Monday thirtieth August and Friday twenty fourth September 2021.
In a press launch made obtainable to PUNCH HealthWise, Director, Public Affairs within the state Ministry of Well being, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, stated solely individuals who’ve taken the primary dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and are due for the second dose are eligible for this train.
“Residents who’ve acquired the primary dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and are due for a second dose are inspired to report back to the vaccination websites the place they acquired the primary dose, to get their second jab.
“To get the second dose, eligible individuals are solely required to come back to the vaccination websites with their vaccination playing cards as scheduled between the hours of 9.00 am and three.00 pm, weekdays solely. There is no such thing as a want for E-registration for this class of individuals.
“You will need to word that mixing one model of vaccine with one other model on this train is just not allowed. Those that have acquired AstraZeneca as the primary dose ought to obtain AstraZeneca because the second dose, whereas those that have acquired Moderna as first dose will obtain Moderna as second dose when due,” he stated.
He inspired residents who haven’t acquired any vaccine a
to pre-register and schedule an appointment for the Moderna vaccine on the E-registration portal of the NPHCDA: https://nphcda.vaccination.gov.ng/
“Each AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines are extremely efficient towards critical sickness and loss of life from COVID variants together with the Delta variant.
“Residents are suggested to get all really useful vaccine doses to develop most safety. The vaccines are secure and really efficient. Get vaccinated in the present day to guard your self and your family members,” he stated.
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