COVID 19 Vaccine: Over 41 Million Nigerians Receive Antivirus Jab

COVID 19 Vaccine: Over 41 Million Nigerians Receive Antivirus Jab

  • The NPHCDA’s latest report shows that more than 41 million people have been jabbed with the COVID 19 vaccine.
  • 24.8 million people have been partially vaccinated against the virus while 16.4 million people have been fully jabbed.
  • The country has attained a vaccination rate of over 230,000 doses daily.

The Federal Government has disclosed that more Nigerians have been getting vaccination against the COVID 19 virus. In the latest report from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA),  41,319,969 persons have received at least a dose of the vaccine.

Data from the NPHCDA’s website as of May 11, showed that 24,840,345 eligible persons targeted for vaccination had received the first dose in Nigeria. Meanwhile, 16,479,624 have been fully vaccinated against the virus across 36 states and the FCT.  This indicates that 2.2 percent of Nigeria’s population has been partially vaccinated, while 14.7 percent have been fully vaccinated.

While speaking during the 19th National Productive Day at the Aso Rock,  Executive Director of the NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib further disclosed that the country has now exceeded a 230,000 daily vaccination rate. He added that Nasarawa, Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna, and Kwara are leading for vaccinations across the country.

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The NPHCDA boss stated that the government is committed to saving the lives of Nigerians through its vaccination program. He, however, criticized people who have resorted to illegal methods to obtain fake vaccination cards for travel.

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He warned that measures have been put in place to identify such individuals and to separate them from people who have been truly vaccinated.

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