Fri. Apr 16th, 2021

COVID-19: 12,720 in Lagos get Vaccinated in 48 hours

Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Victoria Ogunrinde

In 48 hours since the Lagos State commenced covid-19 vaccination exercise, the state has vaccinated Twelve thousand, seven hundred and twenty persons (12,720) of which 6,535 are male.

The Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi gave the updates on his verified twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi.

Vaccination started on March 12 at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba with 88 other accredited centres in the 20 local government areas starting on March 15.

The commissioner added bed occupancy in public and private COVID-19 care centres has reduced from 60 per cent to eight per cent.

Abayomi said from the beginning of February, there had been a decline in bed occupancy rate at the care centres.

According to him, five of the 11 private and public care centres were currently empty.

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