The government in Lagos has announced a list of accredited facilities to administer vaccination in the state. The government declared 88 facilities in 20 LGAs, including military and police hospitals.
The State Commissioner for Health, prof. Akin Abayomi said the vaccine could only be obtained from any of the 88 accredited facilities.
The commissioner said vaccination outside these accredited facilities is prohibited in Lagos, and anyone found guilty is subject to severe sanctions by our regulators.
According to the commissioner, the vaccination process is divided into four phases.
The first phase is intended for frontline health workers, the COVID-19 response team, transition (air, land and seaports), laboratory network, justice department, military, police, and other security agencies, gas station staff, teachers, the press, e.t.c.
The second phase is for people aged 50 and over and between 18 and 49 years old.
The third phase is for people at high risk of disease in LGAs and other suitable people who miss Stage 1 and 2 and Stage 4.
Earlier it was announced that 507,742 doses of the vaccine were delivered to Lagos state on Tuesday, and distribution of the vaccines had started.
The commissioner stated that the portal is open for registration but only eligible participants should register for now, and subsequent instruction for the following phases will be communicated later.
He also stated the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe and has been accredited by the World Health Organization, but like most vaccines, the vaccine has some common side effects. He said these side effects would usually not last for more than 24 to 48 hours.
According to him, these common side effects include pain or tenderness at the injection site, fatigue, chills, joint pain, headaches, fever, muscle aches and nausea.
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