The Government of the State of Osun has announced that it is set to commence the administration of booster doses for persons that have completed two doses of AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer Bio-N-Tech or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, on Monday, as part of the decisions of the State Executive Council meeting.
According to Osun government, eligibility for the booster dose includes persons who are 18 years and above, those who took the second doses of AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer Bio-N-Tech in the last six months. Also eligible are those who took the first dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the last two months.
Highlighting the advantage of the booster shot, Osun government said: “it strengthens the immune system better and gives greater protection against the virus”.
The government, while urging eligible citizens to take advantage of the opportunity being offered, said the doses are free of cost to prospective recipients.
“The doses are available at the various local government headquarters”, it was added.
The statement also urged residents, citizens and those who are in the state for the Christmas celebrations to visit health care facilities across the state to take their Covid-19 vaccines.