The federal government of Nigeria has made a provisional explanations regarding the reason why Covid-19 vaccination would be placed on hold once half of allocated doses have been used in the individual states.
Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, while addressing the media at Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, officially explained there was no confirmation yet on the timeframe for delivery of second batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
He said it was important that those who already received their first jab complete their vaccination.
“In a situation where we still cannot determine when the next batch of AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive, it is better for us to vaccinate people fully.”
According to the Minister, two doses of the vaccine must be taken in order to complete the the global vaccinations protocol.
Bazecity Media got informed by The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) as it was clarified that AstraZeneca vaccine and Johnson & Johnson vaccine could not be taken by the same individual.
The NPHCDA Chief Executive Officer, Faisal Shuaib, warned Nigerians that different jabs could cause serious negative effects.
“You cannot take the AstraZeneca on your left and Johnson & Johnson on the right. Both have to be doses of AstraZeneca”, Shuaib said.