The Lagos State Government has said that 1,912,394 doses of AstraZeneca and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines had been administered so far in the state.
This was disclosed on Sunday by the Lagos State Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi, through his official Instagram account @profakinabayomi while giving the state’s Vaccination Update as at December 10, 2021.
Abayomi, in his statement, revealed that 864, 467 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were administered as first dose, while 494, 385 of the vaccine were administered as the second dose.
The commissioner also pointed out that 317,784 doses of the Moderna vaccine, were administered as the first dose, while 235, 758 were administered for the second dose.
Abayomi noted that 3.04% of the targeted population had received 2 doses of the vaccines adding that 13, 905, 615 doses of vaccines need to be administered for the state to achieve its herd immunity target.
Recall that on March 12, 2021, the Lagos State Government flagged off its Covid-19 vaccination exercise, with priority on frontline health workers in the first phase with 507,000 doses received from the Federal Government.
The state government had on October 27, 2021, launched a mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in collaboration with the private sector in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus and achieve herd immunity.
The exercise which has set the target of covering 4 million residents of the state for full vaccination before the end of 2021, is expected to increase the percentage of vaccinated residents of Lagos to 30% within one year.