The government has announced that from April 1, all people above 45 years of age will be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines and requested them to get registered for the inoculation.
We shall continue to collaborate with the NAFDAC's Pharmacovigilance team to monitor the administration of the vaccine and document any adverse reaction with COVID-19 vaccine to assure Nigerians that government is honest and transparent in its choice of this vaccine for the objective of protecting the citizens against COVID-19.
"All those above 45 years will be eligible for the vaccine from April 1".
"The second dose has to be between four to eight weeks".
Another decision taken, on the advice given by scientists and world scientist bodies, was that the second dose of vaccine can be administered between fourth and eighth week, particularly for Covishield, he said.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was of the view that lockdown may become necessary in some cities if the new cases continue to climb, Mr. Tope told reporters here.
Singer, who is also president of the Maryland Association of County Health Officers, said local health departments have only been getting 30 percent of the allocation of vaccines statewide with the rest going to private pharmacies, hospitals and mass vaccination sites.
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"We're heartened by the fact that there is a low risk of contracting COVID-19 in Queensland at this current time, and all eligible Australians will have the opportunity to have this vaccination in the coming months", she said.
The survey also revealed that among those healthcare workers who remain unvaccinated, 12 per cent said they were yet to decide if they would like to receive the vaccine jab.
"We hope that virus would not be allowed to spread", he asserted.
It increased to 3.45 lakh (3,45,377) on Tuesday, a net rise of 10,731 cases recorded from the total active caseload in a span of 24 hours.
While acknowledging that there had been a reduction in the daily number of confirmed cases even with sustained testing rate, Abdullahi said the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria as of Monday morning was 161,737 from 1,727,467 samples tested with a test positivity rate of 9.4 per cent.
The 550,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine by India will enable Bhutan to launch its nationwide vaccination drive from March 27 onwards.