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3.6m Nigerians Have Acquired 1st Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine – NPHCDA

Nationwide Main Healthcare Improvement Company (NPHCDA) has stated 3,600,858 eligible Nigerians have to date obtained their 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The determine, the company stated, accommodates 2,551,738 individuals vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine and 1,049,120 individuals vaccinated with Moderna vaccine.

The manager director of NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, who acknowledged this yesterday at a briefing on the progress of COVID-19 vaccination rollout within the nation, added that 1,576,011 individuals have been absolutely vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine.

He stated, “We now have now restarted the administration of AstraZeneca as the primary dose in all designated well being amenities. The choice to re-open AstraZeneca for first dose administration is hinged on the truth that we obtained an extra 1,394,480 doses of vaccines by way of the COVAX facility.

“We additionally obtained 1,123,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine late night on Saturday, 4th September, 2021, by way of the AVATT platform, coordinated by the African Union Fee as a part of the 39,800,000 doses procured by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria,” he stated.

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