Lagos resumes COVID-19 vaccination Wednesday

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Vaccination against COVID-19 will resume on Wednesday in Lagos State with the administration of Moderna vaccine, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said.
Sanwo-Olu, who gave updates on the fight against the virus said of the 601,000 doses promised Lagos about 299,000 doses of the Moderna vaccines were received from the Federal Government.
The Governor added that vaccination centres have also been increased to 150 to prevent crowding at the centres.
There were about 88 vaccination centres during the first phase of vaccination.
Vaccination would also be by appointment as registration should have been done online before approaching the centres, he added.
Sanwo-Olu also lamented the rise in fatalities, saying the death percentage rose from 1.1 per cent in June and 7 per cent in July to 12.1 per cent in August.
According to him, 506 deaths have been recorded so far, with 135 recorded during the third wave.
The Governor also hinted that plans are on to increase the oxygen production capacity to about 1,000 cylinders per day.
The Governor also assured the second batch of Astrazeneca vaccine was expected in one week and warned against combining the two types of vaccines.
“Let me also reiterate that this Moderna vaccine should not be mixed with the AstraZeneca vaccine. What this means is that only persons who have not been previously vaccinated at all should take the Moderna vaccine.
“If you have previously taken one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, please exercise patience as we await delivery of a fresh allocation from the Federal Government,” he added.

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