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Nigeria approves COVID-19 booster shots amid Omicron variant

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Nigeria approves COVID-19 booster shots amid Omicron variant

The federal government has approved COVID-19 booster vaccines as the world struggles to contain the new Omicron variant of the disease.

The spokesman for the National Agency for the Development of Primary Health Care, Mohammad Ohitoto, made this known in a statement on Friday.

Mr. Ohitoto explained that the booster injections were for people who had taken the first and second doses.sessions from AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer Bio-N-Tech, or a dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Meanwhile, the agency’s chief executive, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said the booster doses were for people over the age of 18.

According to Mr. Shuaib, booster shots can be taken six months or more after receiving the second dose of the AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Pfizer Bio-N-Tech vaccines.

“It also requires a time interval of two months or more after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

“Therefore, eligible Nigerians are advised to go to the nearest health centers / mass vaccination centers across the country to receive the booster doses starting on December 10th.

“The booster dose of COVID-19 provides further protection against the virus, and I urge all Nigerians to seize the opportunity offered by the Federal Government,” he said.

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