The Federal Government has approved the administration of booster doses for persons that have completed 2 doses of AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer Bio-N-Tech or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson
The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib who made this known in a statement said the eligibility criteria for taking the booster dose include persons of 18 years and above with a time interval of 6 months or more after receiving the second dose of AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer Bio-N-Tech.
However, for those who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will take the booster dose after a time interval of 2 months or more.
_” *Consequent upon the above, eligible Nigerians are advised to visit the nearest health facility or mass vaccination site for their booster doses as from the 10th of December, 2021 across all states of the federation”._*
According to Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the COVID-19 booster dose will give greater protection against the virus and therefore urged all Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Federal Government.