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COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Approved By FG

COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Approved By FG
COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Approved By FG (Photo via- Emmanuel Osodi/Majority World/Universal)

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID, has approved a COVID-19 Booster vaccine against the pandemic for Nigerians.

The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday in Abuja, said the decision was for the administration of booster doses for those that had completed the two doses of AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer Bio-N-Tech or one dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccines.

The NPHCDA chief said the criteria for the COVID-19 Booster vaccine include any person of 18 years and above, at least six months interval or more after receiving the second dose of AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer Bio-N-Tech.

He said: “Time interval of two months or more after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

“Consequent upon the above, eligible Nigerians are advised to visit the nearest health facility or mass vaccination sites for their booster doses as from December 10, 2021, across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”

Shuaib stressed that COVID-19 booster vaccine would give greater protection against the virus.

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