Nigeria Vaccinates Additional 9,255 People – NPHCDA

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says additional 9,255 people received their first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria on Saturday.

The NPHCDA disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Saturday. It said that the additional inoculation brought the total number of vaccinated people in the country to 1,167,837.

As of April 24, 1,167,837 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated with first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
It said that Lagos state topped with 226,993 clients already vaccinated, followed by Kaduna 60,659, Kano 60,258, FCT 57,190 and Ogun 53,465,”.

NPHCDA also said Nigeria had since commenced vaccination of its citizens against COVID-19 virus which had infected over 160,000 people in the country.

The NPHCDA said that it had plans to vaccinate 109 million Nigerians against COVID-19 virus over a period of two years.

It added that only eligible population from 18 years and above would be vaccinated in four phases.

The current phase of vaccination covers health workers and other frontline workers although Nigerians from other groups are also getting vaccinated.

The federal government has directed the state governors not to exceed the 50 per cent utilisation of the vaccines to allow for a second dose to those who have taken the first dose.

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