The Federal Government has approved the administration of the COVID-19 booster dose for fully vaccinated persons across the country.
The administration of the COVID-19 booster dose will commence for eligible persons from December 10.
A statement released by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, on Friday noted that the booster doses will only be administered on persons who have completed the two doses of Astrazeneca, Moderna or Pfizer Bio-N-Tech or one dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccines.
The executive director, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, noted in the statement that the booster dose is strictly for persons 18 years and above.
According to Mr Shuaib, a COVID-19 booster dose gives greater protection against the virus.
He urged all Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the government.
He added that Nigerians are eligible for the booster dose if they have received the second dose of AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer Bio-N-Tech within a time interval of six months or more, while two months for Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
“Consequent upon the above, eligible Nigerians are advised to visit the nearest health facility or mass vaccination site for their booster doses as from the 10th of December, 2021 across all states of the federation,” the official said.