The Osun State Government has begun on Wednesday the administration of booster doses.
In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, after the State Executive Council Meeting, noted that those eligible for the booster dose include 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 the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the last two months.
Similarly, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Dr. Siji Olamiju, confirmed to NATION Correspondent, that the State government has commenced administering the booster shots.
Highlighting the advantages of the booster shot, the State government said it strengthens the immune system better and gives greater protection against viruses.
The government, while urging eligible citizens to take the 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.