Nigeria Approves COVID-19 Booster Shots
COVID-19 Booster Shots Approved by the Federal government Upon The Current Global Struggles of the new Omicron Varriant.
The shots are meant for those that went through the previous appropriate squential douses of the AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer Bio-N-Tech, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine as explained by the Head of Public Relations Unit, the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency(NPHDA), Mohammad Ohitoto, in a statement released on Friday.
In the statement, qouting Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the agency, he made it clear that the shots are for citizens of age 18 and above, and the time interval is 6 months and above after the second sequential douses of the AstraZeneca’s and 2 months or more after the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
He added that “COVID-19 booster dose gives greater protection against the virus and urged all Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Federal Government.
The Government announced to start dispensing the Booster shots On the 10th of December, therefore all eligible citizens are advised to be on the date, at the closest Healthcare Units for their Booster douses.
With the current global strugles for the Omicron COVID-19 variant, plus a Variant case was registered in the country few days back, the Nation considered the need to approve the Booster douses immidiately as possible.
In the effect of the strain detection reports in South Africa, Nigeria and other European countries such as Canada, banned travels from there.
South African government felt it deep as indicated in the foreign ministry spokesman Clayson Monyela’s statements, saying: “It is quite regrettable, very unfortunate, and I will even say sad, to be talking about travel restrictions imposed by a fellow African country”.
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