The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has authorised vaccine booster shots against the pandemic for eligible Nigerians.
The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said on Friday, December 3, in Abuja that the decision was reached in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and the NPHCDA.
Shauib 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.
He said the eligibility criteria for taking the booster dose include: any person of 18 years and above, time interval of six months or more after receiving the second dose of AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer Bio-N-Tech.
“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 FCT,” he said.
According to him, a COVID-19 booster dose gives greater protection against the virus.
He urged all Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“The list of the vaccination sites is available on the NPHCDA website: www.nphcda.gov.ng
“For more information, contact the NPHCDA COVID-19 call centre on 07002201122 for assistance,” Shauib stated.