Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, reports that 1,912,394 doses of AstraZeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the state.

Abayomi made the announcement on Sunday via its official Instagram account @profakinabayomi, while providing the state’s Vaccination Update for December 10.

According to him, 864, 467 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were given as the first dose, and 494, 385 doses were given as the second dose.

The commissioner stated that the first dose of the Moderna vaccine was given to 317, 784 people, while the second dose was given to 235, 758 people.

According to Abayomi, 3.04 percent of the targeted population received two doses of the vaccines.

He stated that in order for the state to meet its herd immunity target, 13, 905, 615 doses of vaccines must be administered.

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According to the Ireportnews, Lagos launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on March 12, prioritizing frontline health workers in the first phase of the campaign, which received 507,000 doses from the Federal Government.

On October 27, the state launched a mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in collaboration with the private sector in order to control the virus’s spread and achieve herd immunity.

The campaign aims to fully vaccinate four million state residents by the end of 2021.
Within a year, the percentage of vaccinated Lagos residents is expected to rise to 30%.

Source: NAN

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