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UNICEF urges Nigerians to take second dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

UNICEF urges Nigerians to take second dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Oyogist.com has learned that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has advised Nigerians who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to take a second dose for stronger immunity against the virus.

UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist, Mrs Elizabeth Onitolo made this known during a three-day media dialogue on Immunisation, Post-polio Certification and COVID-19 Vaccination.

According to her, there was a need for people to get vaccinated a second time to help curtail the spread of the virus.

Also, Mrs Lilian Okeke, Team Lead, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) in Adamawa, said the vaccine was provided to save lives and not to harm anyone.

“Our concern is to save lives, you need to take those preventive measures to save your live and others,“ Okeke said.

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