Nigeria Receives 2 Million Doses Of J&J COVID-19 Vaccines From EU

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Federal government on Monday received about 2 million doses of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine from the European Union member States.

The delivery is part of a donation pledge by the European Union to African countries via COVAX initiative launched by the World Health Organization in 2020.

Government of Nigeria received about 2 million doses of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine from the European Union member States.

Speaking to Journalists while taking the delivery on behalf of the Federal government at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) strategic cold store situated at Airport road in Abuja, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib commended the European Union for their support and generosity in ensuring that Nigeria gets enough vaccine.

Ambassador of the European Union, Samuela Isopi in her addresss said the 2 million doses of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine were donated by Finland, Greece and Slovenia.

She said Today’s donation brings us collectively closer to reaching the milestone of 500 million doses delivered by COVAX with 300 million donated by Team Europe, an achievement which is worth celebrating today.

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