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COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by michigang: 10:15pm On Sep 05
The Lagos State government says it is considering other ways to source COVID-19 vaccines in order to achieve herd immunity against the pandemic for its population.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

Abayomi said, “While the first national target of vaccination is 60 per cent, we in Lagos are looking for vaccines to create full coverage that will be safe.

“And even for children, as well as other immuno compromised individuals that do not fall into the normal criteria, as the pace at which we are going is extremely slow.

“We’re looking for avenues and activities to speed this up; donor partners, private sector, through advocacy because it appears that this virus is not going anytime soon.”

He said so far, the state government had been able to vaccinate just about one per cent of its population, against a target of 60 per cent.

“If you vaccinate only 60 per cent of your population, the remaining 40 per cent remains vulnerable, and the virus can circulate within that 40 per cent and create new strains, which can then affect those that have been vaccinated.

“Countries are now talking about booster shots, whereas in Lagos, we haven’t been able to deliver more than one per cent of the population. we know that the vaccine campaign is critical, and to mitigate subsequent waves,” said the commissioner.

According to him, the Lagos state government does not want to slow down the economy of the state, “We want to create a situation where the economy is relatively opened so that people can move around and commercial activities go on.

“And it seems as if the way to go, apart from the standard Non-pharmaceutical interventions, is to have a very robust vaccination strategy.”

The health commissioner, speaking further, said Lagos was committed to achieving the target of 60 per cent as soon as possible.

“Under the guidance and regulation of the federal government regulatory agencies. And by whichever ways we can do that, we hope that we can speed things up.

“We’ve missed several opportunities in between the waves. Our third wave appears to be going down now, so we’re looking for this window of opportunity again to ramp up our vaccination strategy such that we use vaccination as mitigation of subsequent waves.

“This is the new frontier, knowing what this virus is doing, and you need to know how this virus is changing. If you want to be ahead of the game,” he said.

According to Abayomi, it is no longer all about Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing on positivity, but trying to understand the mutations as the virus moves from person to person.

“We know that we can’t easily ramp up because of human resource deficits, infrastructure deficits, financial deficits.

“And so it’s important that we understand what the next challenges will be with respect to how this virus is changing itself,” he stressed.

The commissioner stated that the government had acquired sequencing equipment, because it understood that Lagos state, being the most used port of entry into Nigeria, would always be very busy.

He noted that it was from Lagos state that the virus spread to other parts of the country.

“We are not only interested in the importation of variants, we’re also interested in the mutations that are happening in our community because we too can export variants to other states.

“We’re already looking at the fourth wave, because we’ve studied the first three waves. We’ve understood very clearly what triggers the waves and we know what they are.

“We know that within reason, we can expect a fourth wave, based on the characteristics of first, second and third,” said Abayomi. (NAN)

https://punchng.com/covid-19-vaccine-lagos-considers-other-sources-to-achieve-herd-immunity/

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by dasparrow: 10:22pm On Sep 05
They should shove that poisonous vaccine where the sun don't shine. When Nigerians needed palliatives, they left them hungry while the palliatives were rotting away in warehouses around the country angry

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:08am On Sep 06
If you vaccinate only 60 per cent of your population, the remaining 40 per cent remains vulnerable, and the virus can circulate within that 40 per cent and create new strains, which can then affect those that have been vaccinated.

#WeDidOurPart

Wash your hands.
Use your face masks �
Protect your life and the lives of your friends, family members and liloved ones.
Coro is still real guys
.

#WeDidOurPart

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:09am On Sep 06
dasparrow:
They should shove that poisonous vaccine where the sun don't shine. When Nigerians needed palliatives, they left them hungry while the palliatives were rotting away in warehouses around the country angry
No one is forcing you to be vaccinated.
If you don't want it. Good and fine for you, but STOP discouraging sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians that are READY to be vaccinated from this deadly virus.
Have a blessed Week ahead! cool

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by bluefilm: 4:10am On Sep 06
Herd immunity kii una dia.

#COVIDIOTS.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:12am On Sep 06
bluefilm:
Herd immunity kii una dia.

#COVIDIOTS.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by chrisaria(m): 5:22am On Sep 06
MANNABBQGRILLS:

No one is forcing you to be vaccinated.
If you don't want it. Good and fine for you, but STOP discouraging sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians that are READY to be vaccinated from this deadly virus.
Have a blessed Week ahead! cool

Stop deceiving honest and hardworking Nigerians to take poison.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by JudeAfoo(m): 5:23am On Sep 06
Nigerian population should have been wiped off by COVID-19. But no one wants to agree that chloroquine which has been in our blood and good feeding works wonders against COVID

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by justosee: 5:29am On Sep 06
Why will any sane individual get a vaccine that does not protect you from a virus

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by dfrost: 5:47am On Sep 06
I also think that the sensitisation has reduced to the barest minimum.

And stiffer punishment should be handed over to corporate entities that disregard the protocols.
Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by TheMan3: 6:00am On Sep 06
MANNABBQGRILLS:

No one is forcing you to be vaccinated.
If you don't want it. Good and fine for you, but STOP discouraging sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians that are READY to be vaccinated from this deadly virus.
Have a blessed Week ahead! cool
what has honest and hardworking got to do with it?

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by drlateef: 6:01am On Sep 06
Can we ask Taliban how they have done it? They seem not to have been affected by COVID.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by Lattop(m): 6:18am On Sep 06
Na to cash out they una mind, after the Vaccination u will now tell Lagosians that u spend billions of naira for the Vaccine... Awon ole

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by Dialpad: 6:19am On Sep 06
Take the vaccine if you can... many that refused are either dead or struggling at ICU

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by moshino(m): 6:33am On Sep 06
chrisaria:


Stop deceiving honest and hardworking Nigerians to take poison.

What evidence do you have to say that the Vaccine is poison.
Over a billion people worldwide have taken the vaccine, including world leaders and $Billionaires, since the vaccines came out.
Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by deleo16(m): 6:35am On Sep 06
WATCH forcing vaccine on people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGwm278hJkM

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by rottennaija(m): 6:39am On Sep 06
They should turn to china. I heard their vaccines and really good and they can provide more vaccines than the west can. And they should strictly enforce masking in public transportations and locations, even for vaccinated individuals.
Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by RedEnergy: 6:49am On Sep 06
undecided whatever, but I'm not taking any Covid vaccine.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by Nobody: 6:54am On Sep 06
Unfortunately, the vaccines are no longer as effective as they were before the Indian variant emerged.

Israel that celebrated full coverage of its citizens is now an epicenter of COVID-19 resurgence as the resistance of the vaccines against the Indian variant is waning by the day.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by Seniorwriter(m): 6:54am On Sep 06
Nigerian leaders have lost value in the eyes of the electorates going by the past antecedents and manner they governed the country with force and oppression rather than with empathy and wisdom!

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by jimmynauty: 7:06am On Sep 06
Dialpad:
Take the vaccine if you can... many that refused are either dead or struggling at ICU

Fat big lies... People in hospitals na malaria typhoid de kip Dem there

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by asamaigho(m): 7:36am On Sep 06
Dialpad:
Take the vaccine if you can... many that refused are either dead or struggling at ICU

Can we ask Taliban how they have done it? They seem not to have been affected by virus.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by Bonii698: 7:46am On Sep 06
Good one

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by malcom1X: 7:53am On Sep 06
MANNABBQGRILLS:

No one is forcing you to be vaccinated.
If you don't want it. Good and fine for you, but STOP discouraging sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians that are READY to be vaccinated from this deadly virus.
Have a blessed Week ahead! cool


Riddle me this boy. How can a vaccine provide protection without providing protection?!?

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by Kayberg: 7:54am On Sep 06
The vaccine was not even reported to have cured people!
Some still tested positive after being vaccinated.
Many have died due to complications from the vaccine

Several Western countries have suspended the vaccines!
Why are we then imposing it on our own people!!?
Why can't we just reason with oir brains and not fear ladened hearts?

We don't need vaccines that tampers with human DNA, turning them to GMOs. We have local herbal products which can effectively treat and cure this disease.

Please, switch to that.

Stop turning our people to fireflies and magnetic devices.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by malcom1X: 7:55am On Sep 06
moshino:


What evidence do you have to say that the Vaccine is poison.
Over a billion people worldwide have taken the vaccine, including world leaders and $Billionaires, since the vaccines came out.

Bill gates doesn't take Vaccines, he doesn't vaccinated his kids.

Elon musk says he won't take the Covid vaccine.(in a video)

I'm not sure billionaires are taking it.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by Techguy96(m): 8:05am On Sep 06
JudeAfoo:
Nigerian population should have been wiped off by COVID-19. But no one wants to agree that chloroquine which has been in our blood and good feeding works wonders against COVID
This is not true, if u are healthy, u have a 98 percent chance of surviving covid 19. But even if u are healthy and can survive covid 19, u can still spread the virus to others during the time u have it. others may not be as healthy as u or may not survive it, hence the need for everyone to get vaccinated.

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Re: COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Considers Other Sources To Achieve Herd Immunity by Techguy96(m): 8:05am On Sep 06
malcom1X:


Bill gates doesn't take Vaccines, he doesn't vaccinated his kids.

Elon musk says he won't take the Covid vaccine.(in a video)

I'm not sure billionaires are taking it.
Source?
I don't mean conspiracy theory source o.

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