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Health News of Saturday, 15 January 2022

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Lagos administers 2.19 million doses of coronavirus vaccines

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, says 2,195,779 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Lagos as of January 12.

Mr Abayomi disclosed this on Saturday through his official Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi while giving the state’s Vaccination Update.

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.

Mr 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 coronavirus vaccine were given as the first dose, and 8,948 were administered as the second dose.

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

Mr Abayomi 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.

Mr Abayomi noted that vaccines were safe and effective protection against coronavirus infection, advising the public to get vaccinated.

Also, the World Health Organisation (WHO) 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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