Lagos State Government has advised the general public to go to designated vaccination centres to get Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, as they are now available at those public and private vaccination centres across the state.
According to Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health through his official Instagram account made known that the vaccines are available, as the state has taken delivery of a new batch of vaccines from the National Primary Healthcare Board.
He, therefore, advised all eligible residents to proceed to the centres to get vaccinated. He also announced the availability of booster doses at all the centres.
“Administration of vaccines in public vaccination centres is free of charge. However, vaccination at private centres with the administration of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine will attract a service charge of N6,000, while one dose will attract N4,500,” he said, adding: “Lagos State Ministry of Health wishes to again reassure Lagos residents and the general public that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.”
Recently there were complaints of non-availability of the vaccines in many of the centres, a situation that has prevented some people not to being able to complete their does.
The Moderna vaccine requires that people receive a second dose to get the maximum protection it provides, six weeks or 42 days after the first dose.