Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that the Moderna vaccine jabs will be administered to Lagosians on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August 2021.
According to a Press statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, health commissioner Abayomi disclosed this on Friday after receiving preliminary report of day three of the vaccination exercise in the 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 on weekdays after this weekend exercise, except if 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 28th and Sunday 29th 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-19 infection for Lagos communities.