The Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 2,304,770 doses of COVID-19 vaccines has been administered in Lagos as at Jan. 31.
Abayomi mentioned this by his official Instagram deal with @profakinabayomi whereas giving the state’s vaccination replace.
In keeping with him, 1,029,536 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine had been administered as the primary dose, whereas 588,120 of the vaccine had been administered because the second dose.
Abayomi mentioned that 391,521 Moderna vaccines had been administered as the primary dose, whereas 264,582 had been administered for the second dose.
The commissioner added that 30,240 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine had been given as the primary dose, and 763 administered because the second dose.
On the booster dose, Abayomi mentioned that 42,111 Pfizer and 506 doses of Moderna vaccine had been administered.
Abayomi famous that 3.55 per cent of the focused inhabitants had acquired two doses of the vaccines.
The commissioner mentioned that 13,811,880 doses of vaccines wanted to be administered for the state to attain the state’s immunity goal.
Earlier, Abayomi mentioned that vaccines had been protected and efficient safety in opposition to COVID-19 an infection, advising the general public to get vaccinated.
Additionally, the World Well being Organisation Africa Area mentioned that vaccination remained the most effective defence in opposition to extreme sickness, loss of life and overwhelmed well being programs.
WHO, nonetheless, famous that African international locations lagged behind the remainder of the world, noting that solely 11 per cent of Africans had been absolutely vaccinated.
WHO additionally famous that it was disturbing that 85 per cent of Africans had not acquired a single dose of vaccine.
In keeping with WHO, Africa has acquired greater than 587 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines until date.
“If African international locations are to succeed in the 70 per cent vaccine protection goal for his or her residents by mid-year, they should improve the tempo of vaccine rollout six-fold,” it mentioned.
WHO mentioned it could collaborate with its companions to urgently ramp up assist to international locations to allow them overcome bottlenecks, enhance coordination, and velocity up vaccination efforts. (NAN)