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FG commences second dose of AstraZeneca Vaccine, inoculates 4,683 Nigerians


Adeleke Mamora, SGF, Ehanire, PTF, COVID-19 vaccines, Lai Mohammed, Ihekweazu

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency on Tuesday evening says it has kick-started the second doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Confirming the report, NPHCDA Executive Director, Faisal Shuaib, disclosed that 4,683 persons have so far been given the second jab.

Shuaib also disclosed that a total of 1, 929,237 Nigerians were privileged to receive the first dose.

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He stated that the number represented 96 per cent of the targeted population as it indicated that Nigeria had almost completed administering all first doses included in the campaign as of May 24.

“We’ve now provided first COVID-19 vaccine doses to a total number of 1,929,237 Nigerians, representing 96% of the targeted population.

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“Those individuals currently eligible for the second dose would have received their first dose 6 to 12 weeks ago,” he said.