Just 2.9 million Nigerians are fully vaccinated
The Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency has disclosed that so far 2, 897, 201 eligible persons had taken the jab across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this on Tuesday, in Abuja, at the National Vaccines briefing.
He said about three million people in Nigeria have received their complete dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of August 30, 2021.
The country, which now has three COVID-19 vaccines that had been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organisation, had commenced its phase two vaccination in 35 states and the FCT, according to Shuaib.
“For clients who have not had any vaccination, the Moderna Vaccine is available and is being administered currently in all designated health facilities in the country, while those who have had their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine are encouraged to visit their designated health facility to get their second dose,” he said.
The NPHCDA boss disclosed that the UK government had donated an additional 592,880 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, which was received on August 26, 2021, through the COVAX Facility.
“The total quantity of vaccines donated by the UK Government stands at 1,292,640 doses. The additional doses would be included in the second dose vaccination exercise currently ongoing for clients, who have already taken the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first phase.
“I, therefore, use this opportunity to once again call on those who received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine before July 8, 2021, to go and get their second dose, to be fully protected against all strains of the Coronavirus,” he added.