The Lagos State Government has announced the ‘non-availability’ of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines.
Prof Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health made this announcement on Thursday.
The Commissioner said this would affect those waiting for their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
Prof Abayomi took to his Instagram page to reveal that Lagos State had run out of COVID-19 vaccines.
The Lagos State Ministry of Health said the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has not supplied the state with the Moderna vaccines.
Prof Abayomi urged the people of Lagos to exercise patience adding that the situation is temporary.
“*Non – availability of #COVID19 Moderna Vaccine in Lagos State – Appeal for Restraint by Lagos State Ministry of Health.*
“Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) and Lagos State Primary Healthcare Board (LSPHCB) sincerely appeal for understanding over the non-availability of Moderna Vaccine in all vaccination centres in Lagos at the moment.
“It should be noted that the supply of Vaccines to all states of the Federation is done exclusively by National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). Like other states of the federation, Lagos State relies on NPHCDA for supply of all COVID-19 Vaccines.
“At the moment, Lagos State is yet to be supplied with another batch of Moderna Vaccine since the last stock was exhausted. The situation is however temporary.
“Lagos State is in touch with NPHCDA to ensure availability of adequate doses of Moderna Vaccine at vaccination centres as soon as possible.”
The Commissioner assured those waiting for the second dose of getting it when it is available.
The statement continued:
“Please be rest assured that second doses of Moderna Vaccine will be administered to all who have received the first doses as soon as Lagos State receives new supply from NPHCDA.
“All those who have received the first doses will be adequately notified and attended to accordingly as soon as new supply of Moderna Vaccine arrives Lagos State.
“Thanks for your understanding!”