By Doris Obinna
The administration of Moderna vaccine will hold this weekend – Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August, 2021, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said.
Abayomi disclosed this today after receiving preliminary report of day three of the vaccination exercise in Lagos State.
He explained that the plan to vaccinate this weekend was necessitated by the need to ensure that citizens who were scheduled for vaccination on Saturday and Sunday get their first dose as scheduled to avoid a backlog which may strain the process.
The Commissioner however noted that, the vaccination exercise in Lagos will hold ONLY week days after this weekend exercise except otherwise stated.
Abayomi urged successful enrollees who have been scheduled for vaccination this weekend to present themselves at their assigned vaccination sites between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm to get their jab.
He said: “We have scheduled some of our people for vaccination this weekend, precisely, this Saturday and Sunday and we are not planning to deprive them of vaccination as scheduled.
“The vaccination teams will be on ground at the various vaccination sites on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 to attend this category of people.
“This weekend exercise is however a one-off exercise in this phase of the campaign subject to further review. After this weekend, vaccination will hold on weekdays – Mondays to Fridays only.”
Abayomi said that the overarching goal of the COVID vaccination campaign in Lagos is to achieve herd immunity against COVID infection for Lagos communities.